Susybelle Lyons

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Susybelle Lyons
Born (1923-10-05)October 5, 1923
Shreveport, Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Died July 31, 2007(2007-07-31) (aged 83)
Residence in Shreveport
Alma mater Stephens College
University of Texas at Austin
Political party
Religion Unitarian
Spouse(s) Divorced from Charlton H. Lyons, Jr.

Laurie W. Lyons Walker
Susybelle L. Gosslee
Stafford Lyons
Charlton H. Lyons, III
Sally Lyons Wood
Marian L. McGoldrick
13 grandchildren

13 great-grandchildren

William Scott Wilkinson

Margaret West Wilkinson
Lyons was a Shreveport socialite involved in political and civic affairs, particularly the YMCA Family Violence Program.

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Lyons to Lyversa

Margaret Martin, "Susybelle W. Lyons funeral will be held today", Shreveport Times, August 4, 2007: - 53k - - 57k -