Mr. and Mrs. James Orr Walker Jr. of Birmingham and Mr. William Wood Byrd Jr. of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Knapp Byrd, to David Christopher Willings, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Joseph Willings of Birmingham.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Miller Gorrie of Birmingham and Mr. and Mrs. William Wood Byrd of Birmingham.
Miss Byrd is a 2006 graduate of Mountain Brook High School. She graduated with honors from the University of Alabama, where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in marketing and fashion retail and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was presented at the 2009 Beaux Arts Krewe Ball, the Ball of Roses and the Heritage Ball. Miss Byrd is employed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hubert Willings Jr. of Birmingham and the late Dr. and Mrs. David Beeson Partlow of Tuscaloosa.
Mr. Willings is a 2006 graduate of Mountain Brook High School. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He is employed with Sellers, Richardson, Holman & West, LLP.
The wedding will be May 3 at Independent Presbyterian Church.