Moody-Thomas, Moffett exchange wedding vows April 15 at Pratt Methodist

LAVETA DANNETTE Moody-Thomas and Stanley Moffett were married April 15 at Pratt Memorial United Methodist Church. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor DeMario Benson Sr.

The bride is the daughter of the late Roshell and Jessie Mae Moody of Laurel. The bridegroom is the son of the late Esaw and Wilma Moffett of Laurel.

On the eve of the wedding the United Methodist Women of Pratt honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner in the church fellowship hall. Guests were treated to a menu of Italian themed cuisine and desserts.

The following evening the bride walked down the aisle wearing an ivory colored vintage designer gown with sheer point d’Alencon French lace, illusion back, neck, and court train. The custom cathedral length point d’Alencon lace trimmed veil featured a crystal drop head chain with matching crystal earrings. She carried a bouquet of crimson and cream colored roses with embedded crystals and trailing Madagascan stephanotis all gathered in a gold and crystal studded holder.

Music was provided by soloists Teddy Cross, Philander Ellis and Adrienne Calhoun and Gavin Hughes, pianist. A special praise dance was performed by Sandra Benson.

Matrons of honor were Millie Evans Anderson of Quincy, Fla., and Andrea Thomas-James of Oxford, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaids were Dawne Moffett and Keah Moffett, of New Orleans, daughters of the bridegroom; Breiana Alexander and JaNyia James of Oxford, granddaughters of the bride; Sharon Grisham-Stewart and Catherine Kaime of Jackson; and Yolanda Walsh, of Quincy. Flower girl was Cori Evans.


Gary Jones of Laurel, stepfather of the bridegroom, was best man. Honorary best man was Philander Ellis of Jackson. Groomsmen were David Moody of Laurel, brother of the bride; Anthony Mosely of Laurel, and Stanley Ryan Moffett of New Orleans, sons of the bridegroom; Jamar James Sr. and Jamar James Jr. of Oxford, son-in-law and grandson of the bride; and Kevin Moffett of Louin, brother of the bridegroom.

Bell ringer/broom bearer was Calvin Larry James of Oxford, grandson of the bride. Ushers were Tony Foster and Gregory Holman, longtime friends of the groom. The wedding was coordinated by Jacqueline Ellis.


Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Next Level Experience in Jackson. The reception was coordinated by Belinda Anderson.

The couple lives in Jackson.



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