Rendell Emmanuel Dews, even better known as "Redds," (or "Sport Life" and "Tuffy" on his more adventurous days) decided to give his barber's chair a rest and explore the great beyond on September 6, 2023. Born on October 19, 1969, in Washington D.C., he spent most of his life making the capital city a little more beautiful one haircut at a time. His creativity was boundless, both in his barbering profession and as a photographer. As a diehard Washington Commanders fan, Rendell was often heard saying, "Winning isn't everything--but wanting to win is," a quote by the great Vince Lombardi that encapsulated his courageous spirit.\n\nRendell was known for his quick wit and funny nature. He could make a joke out of anything, a trait that made his barber shop the go-to spot for good laughs and fresh fades. His compassionate nature always made his customers feel like they were sitting down with a friend. Rendell's love, however, was not confined to his barber shop. He also had an immense love for his family and children. It's been said that "A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world to his children." By that measure, Rendell was a multi-billionaire.\n\nSurviving Rendell is his very own "Magnificent Seven" - his children. Strijah, Reneka, Renesha, Rendell, Tyray, Darius, Jac’quya, Ja’Beon, and Renetta Hill, his beloved sister. His parents, Ferdinand III and Deloris Beale, preceded him in death and we're sure they're thrilled to have their funny, compassionate, creative, and courageous son back in their loving arms.\n\nAs Rendell once said during a particularly intense Commanders game, "The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity." We invite friends and family to share your memories and upload photos on Rendell's memorial page. Let's continue to celebrate the life of this extraordinary man who lived every day like it was fourth and goal.