OBITUARY

Robyn Naftel Herring

January 25, 1979April 26, 2021

Homewood resident and Auburn native, Robyn Naftel Herring, 42 years old, began her eternal life with her heavenly Father on Monday, April 26, 2021.

Robyn came into this world on January 25, 1979 and her life was tragically cut short when she and her boyfriend along with her two young daughters were struck by a vehicle while travelling through an intersection near her home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday April 30, 2021 at the Church of the Highlands Grandview Campus from 2-4pm. There will be one hour of visitation and a service to follow. Robyn was a very bright and beautiful young woman who loved life and lived every day to the fullest. She had an undeniable love for the outdoors and whether she was biking, hiking, running, or just playing with the girls in the backyard, that was her element. She was active in her church and prayer groups and was surrounded by a community network of friends and family who loved her dearly. She worked very hard to make a successful career for herself as a Nurse Practitioner and dedicated her life to helping her patients through some of the most difficult times of their lives. As a nurse she knew the value of a good bedside manner and went above and beyond to nurture and care for those who she had the privilege of treating. She considered her job as her spiritual duty and selflessly served others with compassion and love. Robyn was a 1997 graduate of Auburn High School before attending Auburn University in the Fall of that same year. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Auburn in 2001, she felt the calling to become a Registered Nurse, so she attended Nursing School at Auburn University Montgomery where she successfully completed her degree in 2005. A few years later she felt lead again to pursue her next great achievement and earned her Nurse Practitioners degree in 2018 from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. After that she worked in multiple departments at UAB and the Kirklin Clinic but most recently as a Transplant Coordinator.

As a child of God, she committed her life to Christ many years ago, although just recently rededicated her life by being water baptized along with her 9-year-old daughter Katelyn (“Kate”). In addition to Kate, Robyn is also survived by her younger daughter Abigail (“Abby”), who is 8 years old. Both girls are very bright students at Edgewood Elementary School and are also musically talented as well. Kate plays the violin and Abby the piano. Robyn is also survived by her parents, John and Rita Naftel; her twin sister Brandy Naftel Stewart (brent Stewart); her younger sister Shannon Naftel; older sister Kelly Finch (Tim Finch): and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of Robyn to a charitable account established for Kate and Abby’s college education and future financial affairs. Services are under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel in Homewood, Alabama.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life

    Friday, April 30, 2021

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Alan Brezin

May 2, 2021

Robyn was my heart transplant nurse coordinator. She was always enthusiastic and happy to help me. The loss to her patients will no doubt be difficult to replace. May her memory and contribution to her community bring joy and peace to all of us fortunate to have been touched by her.

Mandy Jenkins

April 30, 2021

Robyn was one of my friends growing up in Auburn. As adults we worked together @ UAB. Robyn was an ICU nurse during that time and I admired her so much for working in the toughest unit in the state.
She encouraged me to run in a 10k with her (my first and last). She was a wonderful, sweet, positive person who was taken too soon. My deepest condolences to all her family and friends.

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FROM THE FAMILY