Miss Cantrell, Phillips to exchange wedding vows February 1 in New Orleans

Donna O’Brien Cantrell and Steven Earl Cantrell of Biloxi announce the engagement of their daughter, Stevie Marie Cantrell, to Chatham Hurst Phillips III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chatham Hurst Phillips II of Yazoo City.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evelyn O’Brien Toups and the late Freddie Edward O’Brien of Pascagoula, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cree Cantrell of Salt Lake City.

The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Pauline Phillips Bridgforth of Yazoo City, the late  John Fryer Phillips Jr. of Holly Bluff, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph William Torti Sr. of Clarksdale.

Miss Cantrell is the 2009 valedictorian graduate of St. Patrick Catholic High School in Biloxi. She is a 2013 summa cum laude graduate of Millsaps College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. At Millsaps, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and was presented in 2010 by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Debutante Society. In 2019, she received her Master of Business Administration from Millsaps College. Miss Cantrell is currently the economic development representative for Cooperative Energy.

Phillips is a 2008 graduate of The McCallie School in Chattanooga. He is a 2012 graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in politics and government. Following his undergraduate studies, Phillips worked for the Community Development Foundation in Tupelo, and the Mississippi Development Authority. He is currently the founder of Inaka Tea Company, a ready to drink beverage brand.

The couple will exchange vows February 1 at St. George’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans, followed by a reception at Latrobe’s on Royal in the French Quarter.

After the wedding, the couple will live in Jackson.

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