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Congratulations, Erin & James!

Captain Michael Dalton Patterson, United States Navy, Retired, and Mrs. Patterson of Raleigh, North Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Leigh Patterson, to James Davis Parkerson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hutton Parkerson of Kansas City, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clement James Sterck of Jacksonville, Florida, Jencie Mae Garner of Staunton, Virginia, and Mrs. Charles Gordon Patterson, Jr., of Manakin Sabot, Virginia, and the late Mr. Patterson. Erin is a graduate of Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. A member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Erin is employed with WEP Clinical in Morrisville, North Carolina. 

Her groom-elect is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Earl Whitehead of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Mr. John Beveridge Parkerson of Ormond Beach, Florida, and the late Mrs. Parkerson. James is a graduate of The Pembroke Hill School. He was a Gentleman of The Jewel Ball and an escort in 2017. James earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics and statistics from the University of Virginia. A member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, he is employed with H.I.G. Capital in Miami, Florida. Theirs will be a September 23rd wedding at The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, North Carolina.

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