Saturday, 29 January 2022

Mother to Vince McMahon Vicki Askew, Dead at 101

Vince McMahon's mother, Vicki Askew, died of natural causes on Jan. 20 at the age of 101. Neither McMahon nor WWE discussed her passing when it initially happened, but an obituary listing at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home was found on Saturday. The obituary read, "Vicki, as she was understood to loved ones, died quietly of natural causes in her sleep at home in The Woodlands, TX on Tuesday, January 20th. She was a young 101 years of ages, and is made it through by one son, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Vicki was born upon July 11, 1920 in Florence, South Carolina, the only daughter of four kids of Orpheus William Hanner and Victoria Kennedy Hanner. The family moved when Vicki was a young girl to Sanford and after that to East Sanford, NC where she invested her childhood.

" Vicki was blessed with two children, Rod and Vince, both of whom wed their childhood sweeties. Sadly, Rod passed away one year to the day before his mom," it continued. A funeral service was held on Jan. 22.

" After graduation from high school, Vicki pursued a career in Civil Service working as a secretary and administrative assistant up until she retired from the Chamber of Commerce in Pembroke Pines, Florida," it continued. "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 up until age 94, and refused to be in the 'Senior League,' and she constantly enjoyed matches on T.V. Vicki also had a beautiful soprano voice and sang in several church choirs. After her other half, Harold Askew, passed away in 2010, Vicki moved to Bentwater (Montgomery, TX) where she made many friends and played lots of tennis. Her last house was The Woodlands where she coped with her cherished caretaker, Verdell Berry.".

In a recent interview on his podcast, Bruce Prichard said he thought Vince might continue to run the WWE for another 25-30 years regardless of being 76, mentioning how long his mom had lived..

" Yeah, I can't picture him not doing it and I am sure that he will continue to do it probably for the next 25-to-30 years," Prichard stated. "... He shows no indications of slowing down at all and he's a freak of nature and it's hard to imagine it without him and I do not think that we'll have to envision it without him for a long, long period of time.".

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