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Ms. Lasanya Demetress Braxton

October 6, 1962 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 58)

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Ms. LaSanya Demetress Braxton, 58, transitioned into eternal peace on September 1, 2021, surrounded by family.


LaSanya, born on October. 6, 1962, in Hampton, VA to Vincent and Vivian L. Braxton (both deceased), was a graduate of Hampton High School.  After graduating, she embarked on what would be an over 30-year career in the restaurant industry, serving as a personable, loving chef at multiple local restaurants.


With love, she worked to be a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She was a devout fan of all things family, food, football and music, and her most recent travel memory was a road trip to Minnesota to visit the home of her favorite artist, Prince. 


She was truly a gift from God in every sense of the word. She loved life and continued to live the best of every moment she had. Her sense of humor, smile and laugh will be missed by many, but will continue to be the light for many hearts around the Tidewater area.


LaSanya was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Vivian L. Braxton; sister, Yvonne Braxton-Howard (Floyd); two brothers, Vincent and Derek Braxton; nephew Dorale Braxton; and beloved daughter, Janelle Braxton.


Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Shea’La Braxton; granddaughter, MyAurie Braxton; stepmother, Barbara Braxton; brother, Ronnell Braxton; sisters, Ramona, Belinda and Lisa Braxton; a special friend, Carolyn (Raye) Vessels; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.


Viewing for Ms. Braxton will be from 1:00PM - 5:00PM Friday, September 10, 2021, at C. C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc., 3314 Roanoke Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607.

Funeral services for Ms. Braxton will take place at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 171 Semple Farm Rd., Hampton, VA. 23666.


Interment will take place immediately following the service at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.


The Braxton family requests that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


The family of Ms. Lasanya Demetress Braxton has entrusted her final care to the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc., 



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Viewing two hours prior to service.
September 10, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
C.C. Carter Funeral Home
3314 Roanoke Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

Funeral Service
September 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Ebenezer Baptist Church.
171 Semple Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666

Interment following funeral service
September 11, 2021

Ebenezer Baptist Church.
171 Semple Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666

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