Courtney Nicole Gray of Minden and Patrick Hunter Birky of Shreveport are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

The bride-elect is the the daughter of Terry and Carla Gray of Minden. She is the granddaughter of Sammy and Annette Thrash of Minden and Mary Gray of Benton and the late Leon Gray of Sibley.

Courtney is a 2010 Minden High School graduate. She graduated from Bossier Parish Community College in 2012 with an associate of general studies, and then in 2014 she obtained an associate of applied science with a focus in physical therapy assistant. She is currently employed as a physical therapy assistant at Senior Care Center at Spring Lake Rehabilitation Center.

The groom-elect is the the son of Debby Birky and Sammy Mijalis of Shreveport as well as Bruce and Tina Birky of Lake In the Hills, Illinois. He is the grandson of Oral and Patricia Link of Shreveport and the late William and Janet Birky of Normal, Illinois.

Patrick is a 2009 Captain Shreve High School graduate. In 2012 he obtained Emergency Medical Technician certification at Bossier Parish Community College. He currently works as a firefighter and EMT at the Bossier City Fire Department.

The wedding will be at 6 p.m., Dec. 5, 2015 at Eastside Baptist Church in Minden, with a reception at Lakehouse Event Center at the Villagio in Bossier immediately following the ceremony.

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