Baker, Powell marry at Yankee Hall Plantation

Published 9:03 am Tuesday, July 23, 2013

GREENVILLE – Shannon Marie Baker and Jonathan Travis Powell, both of Greenville, were united in marriage on June 14 at Yankee Hall Plantation in Greenville with the Rev. Jake Dunlow officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. Frances Baker of Windsor and the late Ray Neil Baker, Sr.  She is the granddaughter of the late Frank and Lucy Spruill of Edenton, and the late Ledrew and Sybil Baker of Windsor.

Mrs. Jonathan Travis Powell

Mrs. Jonathan Travis Powell

The groom is the son of Lou and Laura Powell of Vanceboro, and the grandson of the late Horace and Rachel Nelms of Nashville, and the late L.E. and Mary Powell of Vanceboro.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Neil Baker, and mother, Dr. Frances Baker.

Nuptial music was provided by vocalists Kim Thompson and Angie Walston.

The maid of honor was Lauren Baker of Windsor, niece of the bride. Bridesmaids were Pamela Baker of Windsor, Crystal Godwin of Windsor, Kathy Matthews of Ahoskie, Aimee Powell of Vanceboro, Lindsay Scruggs of Durham, and Erin Wolfe of Kernersville. Madison Powell was the flower girl.

Best Man was Lou Powell of Vanceboro, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Matt Powell of Vanceboro, Mac Powell of Raleigh, Taylor Whitford of Winterville, Brian Spear of Vanceboro, Mike Whitford of Winterville, and Tyler Baker of Windsor. Graham Powell was the ring bearer

Assisting with the wedding was Barbara Ward of Washington who served as the director. Carol Penn of Williamston, and Laura Mizelle of Farmville were the register attendants.  Larry Penn and Stephen Penn of Williamston, and Bill Scruggs of Durham were greeters.

A reception hosted by Dr. Frances Baker, mother of the bride, was held at Yankee Hall Plantation.

Miscellaneous showers were hosted by Capeharts Baptist Church, Vanceboro United Methodist Church, Dr. Janice Neil and Dr. Donna Roberson at the home of The Neil’s, and Mrs. Shawne Llewellyn at the home of the Llewellyn’s.

An engagement dinner was hosted by Linda Whitford and Julia Ipock at the home of the Whitford’s and a pig pickin’ was hosted by Carol Penn and Lindsay Scruggs in Windsor.

After a honeymoon trip to the Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, the couple will reside in Greenville.

The bride is a graduate of East Carolina University College of Nursing and is employed at East Carolina University as a Clinical Assistant Professor.  The bridegroom is a graduate of East Carolina University and is employed at East Carolina University as a Technology Analyst.