Elizabeth Lancaster Baxter

Elizabeth Lancaster Baxter

Elizabeth Lancaster Baxter, 1959 - 2021

January 8, 2021


Virginia Beach – Elizabeth Lancaster Baxter, 61, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 8, 2021.  She was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and spent most of her life in Virginia Beach, the daughter of the late CAPT (ret) James Arthur Baxter and Mary Roush Baxter.  She was the sister of the late Mary “Molly” Roush Baxter.

Ms. Baxter was a graphic artist, who spent many years with the Federal Highway Administration.  She selflessly left her successful career to care for her sister and mother during their long illnesses.

She was a professional musician who sang in a local band.  She also sang in the choirs of Old Donation Episcopal Church, and Emmanuel Episcopal Church Kempsville. An excellent guitarist, she played both professionally and as an amateur.

Ms. Baxter is survived by her daughter, Katherine Garner Baxter, her grandson, Kaizer X. Baxter Smith and his father James Smith.  She is also survived by her oldest sister, Dr. Christine Baxter Philput and her husband Donald B. Philput, and Ms. Baxter’s nephew G. James Philput and his wife, Miranda Ruddick, and their family.

A memorial service will be scheduled when the pandemic abates.  In lieu of flowers, gifts of remembrance to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia are requested.