Miss Myers, Newman to exchange wedding vows January 5 at First Presbyterian

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas James Myers of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Myers, to Zachary Ellis Newman, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Walter Newman IV of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sydney Snyder of Jackson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard James Myers of Lake Geneva, Wis. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Walter Newman III of Jackson, Hoyt Lester Tompkins Jr. and the late Mrs. Tompkins of Shreveport.

Miss Myers was graduated from Jackson Preparatory School in 2012. She attended the University of Mississippi where she was an active member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was graduated from Belhaven University where she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2017. She is a registered nurse in the labor and delivery department at Mississippi Baptist Health Systems.

Newman is a 2012 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. He is a 2017 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is an engineer with DPR in Dallas.


The couple will exchange vows January 5 at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.



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