The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 20, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Derek Baxter (Maria Williams)



Burnham Harbor in Chicago was the setting of the July 9, 2011 wedding of Maria Yvonne Williams and Derek Keith Baxter. Pastor Monte Dillard Sr. performed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Joe and Iris Williams of Danville. She is a graduate of Southern Ill. University and is employed by the Chicago Transit Authority as a senior procurement administrator.

The groom is the son of John and Marsha Baxter of Evanston. He is a veteran of the United States Army. He is employed by Glen Johnson Construction Company in Des Plains as a project manager.

Maid of honor was Morgan Williams, daughter of the bride. Flower girl was Kyndell Goodwin, niece of the bride.

Best man was Darius Baxter, son of the groom.

The reception was held aboard the boat Valara VI on Lake Michigan.

After a honeymoon in Pompano Beach, Fla. the couple resides in Chicago.