RINGGOLD — Christy Haynes Herrmann, 59, died peacefully at home Jan. 9, 2020.

Born in Abingdon, Va., Christy lived there with foster parents until age two and a half. Adopted by new parents, she moved to Rural Retreat, Va., until 1963, when the family made a permanent move to Columbia, Tenn. She became a member of First Presbyterian Church, graduated from Columbia Academy, and attended Middle Tennessee State University before joining the U.S. Navy. Following honorable discharge, she started a career in the hospitality industry lasting 35 years. For the last 20 years, she was employed at the Hampton Airport Inn, which provided much satisfaction through meeting people and caring for them. She loved the compliments she would receive.

Christy was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. She loved her friends, neighbors, and her dogs.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gary Herrmann.

Survivors include her mother, Phyllis Herrmann, and brother, Bret Herrmann, Columbia, Tenn.; and foster siblings, Linda Trusty and John Davis of Lakeland, Fla., and Charles Davis, of Virginia.

Services will be held Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 66 Westbrook Road, Ringgold, Georgia. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. and services will begin at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bethlehem Center, 200 West 38th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37410 or

Arrangements are held by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Please share your thoughts and memories at