Mother Agnes Braxton

June 26, 1918 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 101)

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Sunrise June 26, 1918       Sunset March 15, 2020

On March 15, 2020 Mother Braxton of Newport News, VA went home to be with the Lord.

Agnes was born in Wrightsville, GA, to the late Lonnie & Mattie Hunter. Agnes received her formal education in Wrightsville, GA. She later moved to Florida where she met the late Bishop Samuel Lee Braxton Sr. together, they had seven children.


While Bishop Braxton served in the military Mother Braxton put her baking skills together and became a baker. She loved to bake cakes and pies, especially her fruit cakes. People came from near and far to purchase her cakes and pies.


When the war was over Bishop and Mother Braxton planted their church, which was called Holy Tabernacle in the Denbigh area of Newport News. The church still stands today, this is a historical site.


Mother Braxton was preceded in death by her father and Mother Lonnie and Mattie Hunter. Two brothers: Harrick, Dorsey Hunter. Four sisters: Lucille, Elouise, Annie, and Lillian. Mother Braxton was also preceded in death by her husband: Bishop Samuel Lee Braxton Sr.  Two sons: Anthony and Charles Braxton. Also, two daughters Paulette Walford and Maria Laflavor.


Mother Braxton leaves to cherish her memories Pastor Samuel Braxton Jr. (Deborah); Jennie Braxton Kelley (Rev Leroy Kelley); Cynthia Braxton Pettiford (Robert Pettiford); fifteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren.


Servcies for Mother Braxton will be held 2:00p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church. 1415 Big Bethel Rd. Hampton, VA. by Bishop Dwight Green.


Interment will follow at Mount Tabor Church Of God In Christ. Church Cemetery, Smithfield, VA. 


It is the desire of the Braxton family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


The family of the late Mother Agnes Braxton has entrusted her final care to the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.



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