In Loving Memory

Sue Lyons

May 27, 1935 - January 21, 2022


Susan Brooks Lyons passed from this world to the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 21, 2022.  Sue was born May 27, 1935 to Woodrow and Susan Brooks in Albany, Georgia, the town founded by her great-great -grandfather, Nelson Tift, and grew up in Camilla, Georgia. She graduated from Gulf Park Girls Preparatory School in Gulfport, MS in 1953, and attended The University of Alabama where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Sue married Mark (Bocky) Lyons, III in 1954 and moved to Mobile, where the couple raised their three boys, Mark, Brooks and Tift. When the boys were young, she stayed active playing tennis and golf, running a carpool service, and attending their sporting events.

Sue knew how to love and loved everyone she met. She enjoyed spending time with dear friends in her supper club and bridge club, which met consistently for decades despite playing only one actual game of bridge. She would always greet you with a big hug and sparkling smile, calling you sweetheart and darling, often because she had forgotten your name. She was a member of the Junior League and many mystic societies. As a devoted follower of Christ, she served as president of The Women of the Church at St. Paul’s Episcopal and later was an active member of Christ Anglican Church Mobile and Christ Anglican Church Cashiers, NC.

Once her boys were grown, her love for Mobile and it’s deep history lead her to join Memorable Mobile Tours, owned by her mentor, Velma Croom, from whom she later purchased the business. Her spunky personality would shine as she guided visitors through The Port City, and memorable they were…even if some of her historical facts may have been a bit embellished.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Susan Brooks, son, Mark Lyons, IV; sister, Irene Brooks Williams, and beloved dogs, Chew Poo and Two Poo.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Bocky Lyons; sons, W. Brooks Lyons (Emily) and N. Tift Lyons (Tammy); eight grandchildren, Margaret Lyons Rockwell (Johnny), Parker Wapasnik (Zach), Will Glass, Ellis Harty (Ryan), N. Tift Lyons, Jr. (Lilly), Mary Brooks Lyons, Worth Hines (Abby) and Ryan Hines (Traci); as well as seven great-grandchildren, 12 nieces and nephews, and her Yorkipoo, New Poo.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Steelwood Country Club, 31925 Steelwood Ridge Rd, Loxley, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Home of Grace for Women, 394 Aldock Road, Eight Mile, AL. 36613 or Christ Anglican Church, 3275 Halls Mill Road, Mobile,
Alabama 36606.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Jeanne Taylor

    One of the sweetest women I ever met. I’m praying for the entire Lyons family in this sorrowful time.

  2. May and Kay

    We loved Lil’ Sue. She was always so sweet and had such an outgoing personality. She loved her Brooks Family.
    Much love to the Brooks- Lyons family.

  3. Chris Marr

    You are all in my prayers. Sue was such an inspiration to so many and will be greatly missed.

  4. The Rev. Ron and Lisa Browning

    Ron and I were so saddened to hear that Sue had passed. Our prayers are with Bocky, Brooks, and all the family. May God comfort you and give you peace.


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