Shelly Johnson and Billy McFerrin, Villa Ridge, announce the birth of a son, Roman Adan McFerrin. Born Jan. 8, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Roman joins Billy McFerrin (BJ), 7.

Maternal grandparents are Brenda Perkins, Columbia, and Richard Kientzy, St. Louis. Paternal grandparents are Kelly McFerrin and Bill McFerrin, Villa Ridge. Great-grandparents are Kenneth Johnson, Pacific, and Linda Buckhoff, Valley Park.