Crystal is the daughter of Marlo Watts Stanford of Greenwood and Calvin Williams of Shaw. She is a 2003 graduate of Amanda Elzy High School. Crystal attended Tougaloo College, where she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and earned a bachelor of arts degree in English in 2007. She also attended Mississippi College where she received a master of science degree in Secondary Education in 2008. Crystal is currently pursuing a Specialist degree in educational leadership.
She is employed with Shelby County Schools as an instructional resource at Riverview Middle School in Memphis, Tenn.
Corey is the son of Mary and the late Elbert Peterson of Mound Bayou. He is a 2001 graduate of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. Corey attended Jackson State University where he majored in computer engineering. He is currently employed with Regions Financial Corporation in Memphis, Tenn.
After the wedding, the couple will reside in Southaven.