Traci Renee Braxton (April 2, 1971 – March 11, 2022)

Traci Renee Braxton, was an American singer, reality television personality and radio personality.

She was born in Severn, Maryland.

Her father, Michael Conrad Braxton Sr., was a Methodist clergyman and power company worker, and her mother, Evelyn Jackson, a native of South Carolina, was a former opera singer and cosmetologist, as well as a pastor

Braxton has an older brother, Michael Jr. (born in 1968), and four sisters, Toni (born in 1967), Towanda (born in 1973), Trina (born in 1974) and Tamar (born in 1977).

Braxton and her siblings were raised in a strict religious household,and Braxton's first performing experience was singing in her church choir.