Alissa Sue Willson and Billy Glenn Downing, both of Lubbock, were married on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in a private ceremony at the Star of Texas Bed and Breakfast in Brownwood with officiant Don Morelock presiding. A barbecue reception was held for the couple on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the home of Paul and Sharon Willson.

Alissa is the daughter of Pam and Roger Willson of Brookesmith. She is a 1998 graduate of Brownwood High School and a 2003 graduate of Texas Tech University. Billy is the son of Harvey Downing and the late Patricia Downing of Lubbock.

Following the wedding the couple honeymooned in the Grand Cayman Islands, Honduras, Belize and Mexico. The couple will reside in their home in Lubbock.