Announcement is made of the engagement of Elizabeth Cross Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cross Williams, Jr. all of Raleigh, to Jefferson Wilton Ellington of Charlotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amzi Jefferson Ellington, III of Blowing Rock and Burlington.

A spring 2019 wedding in Raleigh is planned.

The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Betty Rushing Lineberger of Raleigh and the late Dr. Henry O. “Pinky” Lineberger, Jr. and Mrs. Margaret Cheatham Williams and the late Mr. John Cross Williams, Sr.

The groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Kelly Elder, Sr. and the late Dr. Amzi Jefferson Ellington, Jr. and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Anne “Betty Anne” Yowell Ellington.

The bride graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She was previously a marketing designer with Washingtonian Magazine in Washington, D.C.

The groom also graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in accounting. He was recently named CFO of SouthWood Corporation, a manufacturing and solutions company focused on industrial signage. Previously, he worked in investment banking with Deloitte Corporate Finance in Charlotte.

The couple met as undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.