Betty Charlotte Baxter

Born on April 14, 1930

Departed on April 12, 2012 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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BAXTER, Betty Charlotte- Age 81, passed away peacefully April 12, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born on April 14, 1930 in Corning, AR to Sylvester and Belvie Walls. She was mother and co-founder of the gospel singing Baxter Family. Mrs. Baxter resided in Bloomington, IL for many years and retired from Eureka. After relocating to Tennessee, she attended the Assembly of God in Hendersonville. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sylvester and Belvie Walls; loving husband of 30 years, R.V. Baxter; daughter, Paula Baxter; brothers, Tiddle, Chet, Lute, and Les Walls; sister, Bea; She is survived by her sons, Rick Karen Baxter, Mark Baxter, and Duncan Jeanine Baxter; daughters, Lori Jef Allardin and Melodie Baxter; grandchildren, Josh Baxter, Heather Miller, Leann Baxter, Lori Middleton and Gabe Gordon; great-grandchildren, Tylar and London Gordon, Hailey Baxter, Carson McKellar, Payden and Brooklyn Miller. Two visitations will be held; Saturday April 14, 2012 from 2 – 5 pm at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy, Hendersonville, TN and Monday, April 16, from 11 – 2 p.m. at Ermert Funeral Home, Corning, AR. Family and Friends will serve as pallbearers. Please send all flower arrangements to Ermert Funeral Home or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN. The family celebrates Betty's incredible life and cherishes a mother of faith, family, and music. "The only love greater than a Mother's love is God's Love" Betty Charlotte Baxter. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 615-824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

2 Comments to Betty Charlotte Baxter

  1. Roger and Janice Baxter
    April 13, 2012 12:00 am

    I recall being at your home in Grandma Baxter’s basement Rick and I would spend the whole day together playing – which is why I consider him a brother and I had supper there with you. Aunt Betty made what she called goulash short fat noodles in tomato sauce with ground beef. I went home and told my Mom that Aunt Betty was the world’s best cook – and so my Mom got her recipe which became one of our regular family dishes. So many good memories of Aunt Betty making me feel right at home whenever I was visiting over the years.

    When Betty and R.V. first got saved at the Pentecostal Church on Kilburn Avenue where Kelsy Haggard was pastor they began singing specials in church services. I thought her voice was lovely. I think “Whispering Hope” was one of their songs then and it was on the first Baxter Family album.

    I am better for having Aunt Betty as part of my life. I cherish my memories of her. May God’s comforting hand be with you all during these sad days. Love to you all – Roger

  2. ron walls
    April 20, 2012 12:00 am

    Aunt Betty was a best friend and great aunt. She called me every April 13 my birthday for the past 25 years. It was high honor for her to desire me to minister her funeral. Upon her death bed I told her she looked good — she replied, “You look pretty good yourself.” Jack Dempsey, boxing champion, once described a champion as one who got knocked down and couldn’t get up, but did anyway. Aunt Betty was a champion who was knocked down many times, but just kept getting back up.

    Ron Walls