Jeffrey and Lynnette Ward of Carlisle announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynnette Ward, to Jesse Wayne Young.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Delbert and Debbie Reaves and Dwight and Donna Ward, all of Carlisle. She is the 2013 graduate of Carlisle High School. Ward is currently employed at Hall Manufacturing in North Little Rock.

The prospective groom is the son of Albert and Donna Young of Carlisle. He is the grandson of the late Gerald Young of Lonoke, Hazel and Mike Hamm of Lonoke, the late Gary Hicks of Austin and Carolyn Hicks of Austin. Young is a 2012 graduate of Carlisle High School, a current sophomore at Arkansas State University in Beebe and will be transferring to University of Central Arkansas in the fall.

Jesse and Jessica are both members of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church where they plan to exchange vows in December 2015.