Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bankston Jr. are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Courtney Lynn Bankston to Vernon Lee “Buck” Johnson III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Johnson Jr. all from Watson, La.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bankston Sr., Ms. Marie Williams, and the late Plez Hammond Sr.

Courtney is a graduate of Live Oak High and Southeastern Louisiana University. Courtney received her bachelors degree in nursing and currently works at North Oaks Hospital.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Dottie Johnson and the late Mr. Vernon Johnson Sr., Mrs. Gayle Johnson, and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Pecoraro.

Buck is a graduate of Live Oak High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. Buck received his bachelors degree in general studies, is enrolled in the MBA program at LSU, and currently works for Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation.

The couple will marry at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Live Oak Methodist Church in Watson, La., officiated by Kyle Salpietra.

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