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Celebrating the life of.... Camilla Gaymon Baxter Washington

April 12, 1927 - April 13, 2021

Family Gathering: 823 Mary James Avenue

Thomasville, NC 27360

Public Visitation: Friday, April 16, 2021

1-6 pm

110 Highland Avenue

Thomasville, NC 27360

Family Visitation: Saturday, April 17, 2021

12:00- 12:30 pm

Church of God of Prophecy

300 Barrington Street, Thomasville, NC 27360

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 17, 2021



Camilla Louise Gaymon Baxter Washington was born on April 12, 1927, to the late Marie and Rev. Wallace Gaymon. On April 13, 2021, shortly after her 94th birthday, she entered into heaven gates. She grew up in the Panola Community and attended the Panola School. She was a faithful member of Mt. Hope F.B.H. Church until they relocated back to Thomasville, North Carolina where she joined the Church of God of Prophecy, Thomasville, North Carolina. Loved and respected she was also the Mother of the Church.

Growing up, Camilla stated she was very shy therefore she allowed her younger sister to take lead; and but thanks to God she grew out of that. Camilla did not enjoy working on the farm so she became the baby sitter for her younger siblings … Susie Mae, Mary, and Rufus.

In 1944, Camilla met Theodore Baxter and in 1946, they were married. Together they had ten children. It was very hard to try to raise their children on farming therefore they moved back to Thomasville, NC in 1960. In 1976 Theodore was lost due to a fatal accident.

In 1978, Camilla met and married Willis Washington. They retired and moved back to Summerton, South Carolina. They were just now getting back to a normal life after the extreme, devastating, tropical storm “Hugo” destroyed our home place.

In addition to her parents, Camilla was preceded in death by her two daughters, Alice Elaine and Carolyn; two sisters: Catherine Oliver and Archie Bell Brown, and three brothers: Preston, Robert, and Rufus Gaymon.

Surviving to cherish her precious memories are her two daughters: Betty Lindsay (Otis), Barbara Whitaker (Mitchell); five sons: Robert Baxter (Minnie), Willie Baxter (Evelyn), Preston Baxter (Daisy), Wallace Baxter (India), Rufus Baxter (Gloria) all from Thomasville, NC; and another son, Terry Baxter (Georgianna) of Clemmons, NC, ; three sisters: Maggie Durant of Pinewood, SC, Susie Mae Holmes and Mary Jackson both from Newport News, VA; one brother, James Gaymon (Lorraine) of Pinewood, SC, 33 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and host of great-great grandchildren … host of nieces and nephews.

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