Miss Freeman, VanderSteeg planning July 14 wedding in Mexico

Mr. and Mrs. William Rodney Freeman announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Alice Freeman, to Jonathan Russell VanderSteeg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wayne VanderSteeg of Memphis.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Henry LeGrand Howze and the late Mr. Howze of Sledge, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lackey Freeman of Laurel. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Franklin Couch and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne David VanderSteeg, all of Memphis.

Miss Freeman is a 2009 honor graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. She attended the University of Mississippi where she received a bachelor’s degree in insurance and managerial finance in 2013. At Ole Miss, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Miss Freeman is a commercial accounts manager at Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance.

VanderSteeg is a 2006 graduate of Evangelical Christian School. He received a bachelor’s degree in financial management and investments from the University of Arkansas in 2010. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. VanderSteeg is the brand manager at Audi Jackson.


The couple will exchange vows at a family ceremony July 14 in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.



We are fortunate to attend a small church with a tight-knit congregation. Our children’s committee hosts a baby shower for each expectant family in our church and invites the entire congregation.