Mableen Ford of Aberdeen announces the engagement of her daughter, Christy Anita Ford, to Patrick Lamar Austin, son of Lillie Parks and Henry Tucker of Starkville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jake Ford of Aberdeen. She is a 1999 graduate of Aberdeen High School and a 2001 graduate of Itawamba Community College, where she received an Associates Degree in Child Development. She is employed at Cato in Aberdeen as an assistant manager.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Elizabeth Shoulders and the late Denis Shoulders of Starkville. He is a 1995 graduate of Alexander High School.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. on June 6, 2009, at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church of Aberdeen. A reception will follow at the Old National Guard Armory of Aberdeen. Family and friends are invited.