Brenda Lynn Jackson of Sumter and Nathaniel "Randy" McKnight of Mayesville announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of retired Chief Master Sgt. Larrie Jenkins and Mrs. Rebecca Jenkins of Tampa, Florida, and Mrs. Carrie B. Jackson and the late Mr. William Jackson of Sumter. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Albertha Illery Jackson and the late Mrs. Ida Mae Davis and the lateMr. Rufus Davis, all of Sumter. She attended Morris College and received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Public Administration from University of Phoenix. She is employed as a human resources assistant with the 120th Reception Battalion, Personal Affairs Branch, Fort Jackson.

The bridegroom-elect is the son of Mrs. Thelma Hodge and the late Mr. Tom Hodge of Mayesville. He attended Central Carolina Technical College. He is employed by Otis Elevator in Florence.

The wedding is planned for Jan. 13, 2018, at The Loft of Serendipity Catering and Cafe.