Ward - Tyson
WALSTONBURG — Erica Shantae’ Tyson and Kenneth Tyrone Ward of Walstonburg exchanged vows in a double-ring ceremony June 9 at 4 p.m. at Paul Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, with the Rev. Paul A. Sewell officiating.
Miss Tyson is the daughter of Hubert and Bettye Lindsey Tyson of Stantonsburg and the granddaughter of the late Robert and Catherine Lindsey and the late Hubert and Minnie Bell Tyson.
She is a graduate of E.T. Beddingfield High School and Pitt Community College with a degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
The groom is the son of Marjorie Ward of Stantonsburg.
He is a graduate of Greene Central High School. He is employed at Robert Bosch Co. of Greenville.
The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father.
She wore a double-satin A-line gown with a fitted off-the-shoulder bodice. It was embroidered with lace and handcrafted with beading accented with crystals and pearls. It had a cathedral-length train accented with embroidered lace, crystals and pearls.
Her headpiece was a cathedral-length double veil attached to a tiara of crystals.
The bride carried a bouquet of white water lilies, white carnations, persimmons, marigolds and apple roses.
Alicia Sinclair of McCleansville, sister of the bride, and Shannon Anderson of Wilson were matrons of honor, while Kendria Lucas of Wilson, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Katrina Barnes of Colorado, Shauna Gray, Latoya Taybron, Shanetta Lucas and Coretta Pope of Wilson, cousins of the bride; Tracy Ward of Walstonburg, sister of the groom; Edna Blount of Walstonburg; and Takesha Reddick of Greenville.
Reggie Perkins of Greenville and Anthony Austin of Walstonburg were best men.
Ushers were Robert Bullock of Virginia; Maurice Lindsey of Elm City, cousin of the bride; Fred Ward of Washington D.C., Leon Speight and Larry Ray Ward of Stantonsburg, brothers o the groom; Myron Connor of Greensboro and Rudy Evans of Walstonburg, nephews of the groom; Timothy Speight and Ray Charles Speight of Walstonburg; Terrel Thompson of Stantonsburg; and Christopher Sinclair of McCleansville, brother-in-law of the bride.
Sherrice Lindsey of Wilson, cousin of the bride, and Jayla Robinson of Wilson were junior bridesmaids.
Aniya Tyson, daughter of the bride, was the miniature bride. Xavier Moore, son of the groom, was the miniature groom.
Mya Sinclair of McCleansville, niece of the bride, and Amiya Calhoun of Goldsboro were flower girls. Tylan Thompson of Wilson, cousin of the bride, was ringbearer.
Judy Taybron, aunt of the bride, directed the wedding. Presiding at the register was Janice Ward, sister of the groom.
Special helpers were Tarrie Ward, April Baines, Ashley Lindsey, Natasha Rudd, Sherea Harper, Valerie Bullock, Laquita Calhoun and Monica Yelverton.
Bell ringers were Denella Lindsey and Joshua Smith of Wilson.
Justin Perkins of Greenville was the broom carrier.
A program of wedding music was provided by Patricia Sutton and Kenny Taylor of Lucama, Eunice Lindsey of Elm City, aunt of the bride, and Jonnetta Woodard of Lumberton, vocalists.
Following the ceremony, an outdoor reception was held at the Pond in Walstonburg. Tarrie Ward was head hostess. Other hostesses were April Baines of Greenville, Tiffany Tyson and Monica Yelverton of Wilson, Natasha Rudd of Garner, Laquita Calhoun of Goldsboro, Ashley Lindsey of Elm City and Valeria Bullock and Sherea Harper of Stantonsburg.
After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple reside in Stantonsburg.
Events held before the wedding included an around-the-house shower May 2 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital hosted by the staff of one west, and a bridal shower April 28 at Paul Chapel Church hosted by family and friends.
Tarrie Ward and Linda Artis held an after-rehearsal dinner June 8.
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Weddings on July 1, 2007 3:30 AM