Born in Lexington, Chris attended Tchula Consolidated School and graduated from Cruger Tchula Academy. Chris and husband Richard Hammett have three children and seven grandchildren. She has resided in Lexington for fifty years. A retired legal assistant, it is her love of family and friends that keep her busy with various volunteer projects such as the Jennifer Sterling Brown Animal Rescue of Holmes County, as well as LOFC. Chris is a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Lexington. She is serving her third year of a ten-year term on the LOFC Board and is presently serving as Vice-President of the Board. Chris has Hearn, Hammett, Niles, and Malone family buried at Lexington Odd Fellows Cemetery.