Jim and Jamie Sharpton, of Bastrop, La., announce the marriage of their daughter, Jena Erin Sharpton, of Shreveport, to Samuel Austin McKinzie, of Shreveport, on December 31, 2012. Jena is the granddaughter of Edgar and Odell Hodges, of Bastrop and Hershel and the late Bertha Sharpton, of Steele, Ala.

Samuel is the son of Steve and Cinda McKinzie, of Shreveport. He is the grandson of Mrs. Clifton E. Gwin and the late Eugene Gwin, of Shreveport and the late Charles and Pauline McKinzie, of Shreveport.

The couple were married at the First United Methodist Church - Coach Chapel, in Shreveport. The Rev. Will Andress officiated the ceremony.

Jena graduated high school at Prairie View Academy. She received two bachelor's degrees from Louisiana Tech University. She earned a master's degree from LSU-Shreveport. She is currently the Development Manager for Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Samuel graduated from Captain Shreve High School. He received his bachelor's degree in Business from Louisiana Tech University and is currently an IT Specialist for Enterprise Computing Services.

After the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Hawaii. Following the honeymoon, they began their life together as husband and wife at their home in Shreveport.