We have some sad news to report this morning as Vince McMahon’s mother, Vicky Askew, has passed away at the age of 101. She died peacefully in her sleep at her home in The Woodlands, TX, just outside of Houston.
From her obituary:
Vicki was born on July 11, 1920 in Florence, South Carolina, the only daughter of four children of Orpheus William Hanner and Victoria Kennedy Hanner. The family moved when Vicki was a young girl to Sanford and then to East Sanford, NC where she spent her childhood.
Vicki was blessed with two sons, Rod and Vince, both of whom married their childhood sweethearts. Sadly, Rod passed away one year to the day before his mother.
Vicki’s childhood was tough. She spoke of it in an interview for the North Shore Church in 2018: “My mother had to go to work to support me and my three brothers. She started by selling Avon. During the Great Depression, I remember drawing my foot on pasteboard and putting it in my shoe (the sole had holes and no one could afford new shoes).”
After graduation from high school, Vicki pursued a career in Civil Service working as a secretary and administrative assistant until she retired from the Chamber of Commerce in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Tennis was an important part of Vicki’s life. She started hitting balls at an old neglected court and was hooked for life. She played JUST until age 94, and refused to be in the “Senior League”, and she always watched matches on T.V.
Vicki also had a beautiful soprano voice and sang in several church choirs.
We at Wrestling Rumors, send our condolences to the McMahon family during this difficult time.