Meridian Star

Engagements

May 12, 2013

Blakeney, McKee

MERIDIAN —     Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Mitchell Blakeney of Raymond announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Patricia, to Brad Logan McKee, son of Mrs. Robbie McKee and the late Don L. McKee of Bailey.

    The wedding will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 6 p.m., at The South in Jackson.

    Miss Blakeney is the granddaughter of Mr. Albert Mize, Mrs. Gloria Powell, and Mr. Diamond Blakeney and the late Mrs. Pat Blakeney.

    The bride-elect received her nursing degree from Hinds Nursing Allied Program. She attended the University of Mississippi and is currently working on her master’s of nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is also an honors graduate of Hillcrest Christian Academy, where she excelled in piano and dance while participating with Dance Unlimited.

    While at Ole Miss, she was a member of Phi Mu-Alpha Delta sorority, in which she served as secretary.

    Miss Blakeney is currently employed as a registered nurse in the postpartum/well baby unit at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. She was recently awarded Outstanding Rookie Nurse of the Year for her work on the neurology/cardiac unit.

    Mr. McKee is the grandson of Mr. Robert F. Hughes and the late Gloria T. Hughes, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donovan F. McKee.

    The bridegroom-elect graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in information technology and a master’s in business administration from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of Meridian Community College, where he played on the Eagles baseball team that went to the World Series. He graduated from West Lauderdale High School with honors, as well as was a member of three state champion baseball teams.

    Mr. McKee is employed by Southern Farm Bureau as a senior automation test analyst.

    A reception will be held following the ceremony.

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