Mr. Claibourne E. and Mrs. Rhonda L. Rick of Fulton, Mississippi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Chelsea Kaitlin Rick, to Mr. Jason Lee Shelton, son of Mr. Buck and Dr. Judy S. Woods and Mr. Jimmy D. Shelton, all of Tupelo, Mississippi.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Albert Leslie, Jr., and the late Mrs. Lillie Mae Harden Leslie of Fulton, Mississippi, and the late Mr. Claibourne Elvin Rick, Sr., and the late Mrs. LaReta Norcross Rick of Pass Christian, Mississippi.
Chelsea is a cum laude graduate of Millsaps College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors Distinction and was a Lilly Fellow with a minor in Faith and Work. Chelsea is currently a third year medical student at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was inducted into Sigma Sigma Phi, the National Osteopathic Academic Honorary. Chelsea is the former Miss Mississippi 2013 and was a Top 15 Finalist at Miss America. She is a MS Rural Physicians’ Scholar and is completing her clinical rotations at North Mississippi Medical Center.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Eunice Loden Witt and the late Rev. Farris Lee Shackelford of Fulton, Mississippi, and the late Mr. John Wyte Shelton and the late Mrs. Willie Davis Shelton of East Tupelo, Mississippi.
Jason is a magna cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University where he was a John C. Stennis Scholar in Political Science. He went on to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law and has been a practicing attorney managing Shelton and Associates, P.A. He is currently serving as Mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, during which he was named an MSNBC “Rising Star” in politics in Mississippi. Jason was most recently named the Mississippi Business Journal’s “Under 40” Business Person of the Year.
The couple will exchange vows on May 28, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church in Tupelo, Mississippi, with reception to follow at Fairpark.