Dr. and Mrs. Chip Bailey of Philadelphia announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Laura Elizabeth Bailey, to Brant McNeece, son of Mr. Gregory Parker and Ms. Dana Parker of Carthage.  

Miss Bailey is a 2008 graduate of Philadelphia High School.  She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences in 2013 and Master's Degree in Infectious Diseases in 2015 from Mississippi State University.  She is currently employed with Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.

Mr. McNeese is a 2007 graduate of Leake Academy.  He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences in 2011 from Mississippi State University.  He is a Doctoral candidate at Mississippi State University where he will complete his PhD in December of 2017.

The couple will exchange vows May 13, 2017, at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia.  A reception will follow at the home of the bride's parents.