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Kennedy Taylor and Collin Loper


Dr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor of Magee, Mississippi are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kennedy Elizabeth Taylor to Christopher Collin Loper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Loper of Laurel, Mississippi.


The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mike and Peggy Taylor of Magee, Mississippi, Charles and Sherry Landrum of Ellisville, Mississippi, and Marcus and Kathleen Burnham of Laurel, Mississippi.


The prospective groom is the grandson of Barbara Tisdale of San Angelo, Texas, the late Robert Loper, as well as the late Teddy and Susan Rounsaville.


Miss Taylor graduated from West Jones High School in 2015. She received her associate’s degree from Jones County Junior College in 2017 and her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2020.


Mr. Loper graduated from South Jones High School in 2015. He received his associate’s degree in Kinesiology from Jones County Junior College and is currently employed as a manager at The Buckle in Ridgeland, Mississippi.


The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, October 15th at First Baptist Church of Magee with reception to follow. The ceremony will be officiated by Dr. Jim Taylor. is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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