Christine Simmons Barnes, 78, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 4, 2013, from complications of Alzheimers.Mrs. Barnes was born in Chattanooga to the late Sye Finley Simmons and Ida Lee Simmons. She graduated from Central High School. She retired from TVA after 34 years of employment. Mrs. Barnes was a longtime member of MeadowView Baptist Church. Survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Melvin Barnes; son, Kent(Jill) Barnes, of Chattanooga; daughter, Dr. Kristy (Tri) Barnes Le, of High Point, N.C.; son, Paul (Chas) Barnes, of Chattanooga; five grandchildren, Jameson Barnes, Garrett Le, Jacqueline Le, Abrielle and Addison Coleman; brother, Danny Simmons, of Dalton, Ga.; sister, Diane Sturtevant, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and several nephews.A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Rev. Al Miller officiating.Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today, March 7, 2013, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Southeast Tennessee Chapter Inc., 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 22, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.