October 5, 1923|
Shreveport, Caddo Parish
|Died||July 31, 2007
Residence in Shreveport
|Alma mater||Stephens College
University of Texas at Austin
|Spouse(s)||Divorced from Charlton H. Lyons, Jr.|
Laurie W. Lyons Walker
Susybelle Wilkinson Lyons (October 5, 1923 - July 31, 2007) was a socialite and philanthropist in Shreveport, Louisiana, who was particularly active in the Young Women's Christian Association Family Violence Program.
Lyons was born in Shreveport to William Scott Wilkinson, a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1920 to 1924, and the former Margaret West (1898-1995). Nicknamed "Duke", she attended Stephens College and the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi.
She was a delegate to the 1960 Republican National Convention in Chicago which affirmed the Nixon-Lodge ticket. She was a board member of the foundation of the Medical Center of Louisiana State University at Shreveport.
In addition to Laurie Lyons (husband Henry C. Walker), she was survived by five other children and their spouses: Susybelle L. Gosslee, Stafford Lyons (Henry Offermann), Charlton H. Lyons, III (Dianne Lewis Lyons), Sally L. Wood, and Marian L. McGoldrick (Bruce McGoldrick). She was also survived by a sister, Margaret Wilkinson Wilson, thirteen grandchildren.
Margaret Martin, "Susybelle W. Lyons funeral will be held today", Shreveport Times, August 4, 2007: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070804/OBITUARIES01/708040326/1046/js07
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