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Vicky Lynn Lyons (1976 - 2011)

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Vicky Lynn Lyons
1976 - 2011
Born
September 3, 1976
Big Spring, Howard County, Texas United States 79720
Death
June 9, 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina United States
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Vicky Lynn Lyons was born on September 3, 1976 in Big Spring, Texas United States. She is the child of William H. Lyons and Crystal E. (Bailey) Lyons. She died on June 9, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina United States at 34 years of age.
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Updated: March 8, 2022
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As a 4 year-old child (in 1980), Vicky was a victim of a hit & run accident. The accident left her with neurological impairments. Vicky's tragic story was portrayed on HLN's Forensic Files Season 6-Episode 29: "Treading Not So lightly". Her mother, Crystal Bailey Lyons, was the heart & soul of the investigation and later went back to school to study forensics. Vicky's father, William Lyons, died three years after Vicky (in 2014), at the age of 61. He and Vicky's mother - Crystal - were divorced at the time. She was found dead in her hotel room by her best friend, perhaps of a brain aneurysm.
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From the website of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service Vicky Lynn Lyons, age 34 of Charlotte, NC died on June 9, 2011. She was born in Big Spring, Texas daughter of William Harry Lyons and Crystal Bailey Lyons. Vicky was a professional womans wrestling Diva for the past six years working for the Highspots Wrestling School of Charlotte, NC. She was also a student the Arts Institute of Charlotte, where she was studying Mass Media. Vicky also enjoyed belly dancing and was an avid animal lover, owning both dogs and cats. She is survived by her parents William H. Lyons and Crystal E. Bailey Lyons; a step sister Jennifer Dawn Lyons; a niece Allie Lyons Wise. Services were private.
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In 1976, in the year that Vicky Lynn Lyons was born, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1982, at the age of just 6 years old, Vicky was alive when on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

In 1990, by the time she was just 14 years old, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

In 1991, at the age of only 15 years old, Vicky was alive when on January 16th, Allied forces began the first phase of Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein's forces had previously invaded the sovereign state of Kuwait and the focus of the operation was to remove his Iraqi troops from Kuwait. On February 24th, the ground war began. Within 100 hours, American ground troops declared Kuwait liberated.

In 1992, when she was 16 years old, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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