Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Emanuel Payne, Sr. of Bedford, Virginia, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kamala Valeria Payne, to Capt Maurice Donya Chapman, USMC son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lebron Smith of Atlanta, Georgia.
Miss Payne is a 2001 graduate of Liberty High School in Bedford, Virginia. She received a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia and completed graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Florida School of Pharmacy . She is employed by Pfizer as a Product Design Scientist in Richmond, Virginia.
Capt Chapman is a 1999 graduate of Fredrick Douglass High School in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He serves in the United States Marine Corps and is an Infantry Officer. Capt Chapman is currently on assignment as a company commander with 2d Battalion 6th Marine Regiment based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. A May 2014 wedding is planned in Bedford, Virginia.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 29, 2013