Brandon D. Winder

Sunrise: October 29, 1984

Sunset: April 17, 2021

Brandon Dominique Winder was born October 29, 1984 at Sentara Norfolk General hospital in Norfolk Virginia to Raymond and Earlene Winder. Brandon was born and raised in Barraud Park/ Carry park/ Huntersville areas. Brandon, the youngest of three, was his mother’s “little chocolate brown baby boy”. He was always smiling and waving to people wherever he went. From a young boy Brandon was a personable person with an infectious smile touched everyone who saw it. Brandon and his older sister Crystal were extremely close being less than two years apart. They attended Norfolk Public School together and she was definitely her brother’s keeper.

Brandon was known for always being with his daddy when he was younger and like his dad, he was well known around Norfolk for being a kind person who always wanted to be sure everyone was okay and having a good time. Brandon loved his big brother who named one of his sons after. He even borrowed his nick name “Lil-bear” now “Bear”. He developed a passion for
music and lyrical expression. More than a rapper, he had the talent of “freestyling” songs. Over the years, he adopted the rap name “B-Rab”. His gift had earned him notoriety and he was at the brink of his rap career as he started his own brand RMG “Renegade Music Group” and touring across the country.

Brandon was a family man and always made it clear his goal was for family to be “straight”- his words. Brandon met his life partner, Chanel Privott, 16 years ago who he called his “Best Friend”. They built a life of love, partnership, and friendship. Brandon’s true loves were his children Brandon, Dominique Winder Jr., Jermaine Malik Winder, Chloe Camille Winder, Carmen Whitaker, Bre-Ajah Winder, and Malaysia Smith all completed the puzzle to his heart. Brandon enjoyed shopping for his children and outings like paintball and bowling. His love for his family and children helped to keep him focus on his career and living a life he knew his children would be proud of.

Brandon will be remembered by his loving personality and contagious smile. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Earlene Winder, brother Jermaine Winder, sister Crystal Taylor, sister Raynetta Gainey-Booker, sister LaDonna Gainey, RaeShanna Tann, grandmother Vernice Woods, Uncles Earl Drew, Tony Drew, Kenneth Samuels, and Vanoy Harris, Aunts Yvonne Drew, Felita Hartfield, Joyce Harris, Mattie Harris, Denise Woods, Lavern Woods, Theresa Woods and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who loved him dearly.

Viewing Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:00pm-6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    bushead says

    To the winder family my heart felt condolences goes out to you and your family..Brandon was a special person and he touch many ppl in many different ways,he will surely be missed…longlivebear

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    Nickie says

    Brandon Winder, Travis Stone & Deonte Beasley. R.I.H. Huntersville Finest❤♥️❤♥️

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    Carl R Surratt says

    RIP BRANDON!!!!!

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    Windell Baynard says

    My prayers go out to the family and loved ones of Brandon, may the good Lord comfort you all in your time of need.

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    Sonja Hurst says

    My brother im definitely gonna miss you your smile your style the way you was there for everybody. you gonna forever be remembered. My condolences to the family may God provide yall with peace and comfort.


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    Shenita says

    RIP brandon Gone too soon prayers to Crystal and the Family

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    Fred & Shirley says

    Special Condolence to Earlene Jermaine & Crystal for their precious loss also to Brandon’s children Father God bless them with your grace & mercy during this time and know that I love you all…RIP Brandon you’re gone but will never be forgotten

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      Ashley says

      I will always remember your warm & welcoming smile. I’m truly gonna miss you Brandon your realness, thoughtfulness, & your gentle kind heart.

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    To the winder family Brandon will truly be miss. I also saw him at shop n go and I would call him my bro. I saw him a couple days before his death and I said what’s up bro.and he said sis you got cash app I said yeah. Didn’t know him long bout a couple of years he was a kind sweet person and me and my family will miss him dearly. RIH BEAR. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. I’ll keep ur V.I.P.SLOT MACHINE HOT .

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    The Waltons says

    OUR Bro, OUR homie and OUR friend…praying for the family cause he too was OUR family.. Rest my brother (OUR DAY ONE)!!!

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    Tawanda Mccloud says

    Thank you for always being you! Rest in peace
    My condolences goes out to the family. I pray comfort and peace during your time of need.

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