Ma Baxter


Born: Oc­to­ber 1, 1898, De­Kalb Coun­ty, Geor­gia.

Died: May 19, 1972, Dal­las, Tex­as.

Buried: Laur­el Land Me­mo­ri­al Park, Dal­las, Tex­as.


Clarice was the daugh­ter of Jas­per Ni­ca­nor How­ard and Fran­ces Eli­za­beth Igou, and hus­band of Jes­se Bax­ter (mar­ried June 23, 1918).

She at­tend­ed sing­ing schools in Georg­ia, and taught school for a while. She be­came Pre­si­dent and Ge­ne­ral Ma­na­ger of the Stamps-Bax­ter Mu­sic and Print­ing Com­pa­ny af­ter her hus­band’s death in 1960.

She was in­duct­ed in­to the Gos­pel Mu­sic As­so­cia­tion Hall of Fame in 1981, and Sou­thern Gos­pel Mu­sic As­so­cia­tion Hall of Fame in 1997.



We are not aware of any ly­rics or mu­sic by Bax­ter.

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good head & shoul­ders pho­to of Bax­ter (at least 200×300 pix­els),