Gilleland, Fonseca


Mrs. Pedro Octavio Fonseca

Meredith Ann Gilleland and Pedro Octavio Fonseca were married on September 24, 2011 at

Southside Baptist Church. Dr. Robert K. Wise performed the 5 p.m. ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. John O. and Elizabeth H. Gilleland of Lincolnton. She is the

granddaughter of Mr. John O. Gilleland Sr. and the late Rebecca H. Gilleland and Harry and

Elizabeth A. Hoyle. She is a 2005 Lincolnton High School graduate and a 2009 University of

North Carolina at Charlotte graduate with a BA in elementary education and is a kindergarten

teacher at Lincoln Charter School. She was presented at the Shelby Debutante Ball in 2005 and

the Raleigh Terpsichorean Club Debutante Ball in 2006.

The groom is the son of Mr. Jose S. Fonseca and Ms. Catalina Rodriguez of Lincolnton. He is a

2004 Lincolnton High School graduate and a 2008 North Carolina State University graduate with

a BA in economics. He is employed at Actavis Pharmaceutical Group.

Meredith was given in marriage by her father. The maid of honor was her sister, Miss Amy E.

Gilleland. Bridemaids were Mrs. Elizabeth Arce, Mrs. April Carpenter, Ms. Hollie Huff, Mrs.

Erica Ledbetter and Ms. Donia McDonald. Flower girl was Victoria Arce. The ring bearer was

Maddox Smith, cousin of the bride.

The best man was the groom’s brother, Mr. Pablo Fonseca. Groomsmen were Mr. Brant Eagle,

Mr. Matthew Eagle, Mr. John O. Gilleland III, brother of the bride, Mr. Mauricio Sing and Mr.

Daniel Ward.

Mrs. Rebecca H. Smith, cousin of the bride, directed the wedding. The register attendant was

Mrs. Ashley Hinson. Program attendants were Caroline and Zeb Ervin and Elijah and Makalya

Taylor. Music was performed by Mr. and Mrs. Jason Myers.

The bridesmaid’s luncheon was held at Verdict Ridge Country Club, and was hosted by Mrs.

Hal Hoyle Jr. (great aunt of the bride), Mrs. David Hoyle (aunt of the bride), Mrs. Don Cline,

Mrs. Warren Hoyle, Mrs. Wayne Hoyle, and Mrs. Bobbie C. Propst. A bridal luncheon at Sweezy

House Restaurant in Fallston was hosted by Mrs. Lisa Bentley, Mrs. April Cochrane, Mrs. Liz

Ford, Mrs. Mary Lassiter, Mrs. Millie Propst, and Mrs. Jeannie Scronce. A bridal shower was

given by Mrs. Linda Yoder, Ms. Lisa Cherry and Mrs. June Jarrett at the Yoder home. Bridal

showers were given by the Freedom Church family and the Lincoln Charter School faculty.

The rehearsal dinner at The Lincoln Country Club was hosted by the groom’s parents. The

reception dinner was held at Rock Barn in Conover and was hosted by the parents of the bride.

The greeters at the reception were Mr. and Mrs. David W. Abernathy and Mr. and Mrs. Tim P.


The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia, and now reside in Lincolnton.


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