Mr. James Benton III and Mrs. Jackie Crenshaw Benton, of Russellville, would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Jikesha R. Benton, to Mr. Lonnell D. Johnson, son of Mr. Anthony Walker and Ms. Phyllis Johnson Antoine of Fayetteville, N.C.
Jikesha is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Charles and Mrs. Dorothy Crenshaw and of the late Mr. James Jr. and Mrs. Virginia Benton all of Russellville. Lonnell is the grandson of Mrs. Julia and the late Mr. Namon Johnson and Mrs. Doshia and the late Mr. Frederick Walker all of Fayetteville, N.C.
Jikesha is a graduate of Russellville High School (Class of 1997) and received Clinical Psychology degrees from the University of Louisville (BA), Norfolk State University (MA), and Georgia School of Professional Psychology (Psy. D.). She is currently employed as a Clinical Psychologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Lonnell is a graduate of Cape Fear High School (Class of 1993) in Fayettsville, N.C. He attended Fayetteville State University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication. He is currently employed as a District Sales manager at Sleepy’s in Baltimore, Maryland.
The wedding ceremony will take place at Smathers Beach in Key West, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. There will be a reception immediately following the wedding ceremony at Sheraton Suites Key West. All friends and family are cordially invited to attend. The couple resides in Baltimore, M.D.