Evelyn Braxton grew up in South Carolina with several brothers and sisters. At the age of 13 she experienced a life-change when she moved to Maryland alone to live with her aunt who had no children. This is where she met Michael Braxton and married him at the age of 18. Evelyn gave birth to her first daughter, Toni, after only one year of marriage. Following their firstborn Evelyn had 4 more daughters, as well as a son, Michael.
After her daughters became “of age” she decided she’d spent enough time on tour and decided to take some time for herself. Evelyn attended Sojourner College (Annapolis, Maryland) and Bowie State University where she studied Social Science and Psychology. She also attended Wesley Seminary College in Washington, D.C.