OBITUARY

Charles Washington Lorenzo Hayes Jr.

June 12, 1947February 17, 2013

Charles Washington Lorenzo Hayes Jr. was born on June 12, 1947 in Atlantic City, NJ to Edith Lula Hayes and the late Charles Washington Lorenzo Hayes Sr. He departed this life peacefully in the presence of his family on February 17, 2013 in Spokane, WA. Those, who loved and knew him as a friend called him Charlie, in 1963, Charles moved to Morganville, NJ with his mother and family. In 1965, Charles graduated from Madison Township High School in Old Bridge, NJ where he received a full athletic and academic scholarship to Washington State University majoring in English. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War for the 1st Air Calvary division as a platoon leader. In 1971, Army Sargent Charles W.L. Hayes received an honorable discharge and was awarded the prestigious ‘Purple Heart’ for injuries sustained in battle and dedication given to his country. He returned to WSU in 1972 where he met Sherry L. Johnson and was united in holy matrimony on October 16, 1976. To this union, two beautiful children were born, Lorenzo and Simone. Charlie remained in Washington State and worked for Spokane County for many years. He eventually went to work for the Southside Senior Activity Center until his illness prevented him from working. Charlie had a passion for writing poetry and sharing his poems with all those he came into contact with. He will be remembered and missed. Charlie leaves to celebrate his home going and to cherish his memory: One son, Lorenzo Lamont Hayes and one daughter, Simone Latrice Hayes, both residing in Kent, WA. His dear mother, Edith L. Hayes of Perth Amboy, NJ; four sisters: Edith L. Francis of Marina, CA; Charlotte Hayes of Perth Amboy, NJ; Martha Hayes of Spokane, WA; and Jacqueline Jackson of Lakewood, WA. Five brothers: Horace Hayes of Perth Amboy, NJ; George Hayes of Philadelphia, PA; Reginald Hayes of Phoenix, AZ; Albert Gardner of W. Des Moines, IA; and Rev Samuel Hayes of Marina, CA.Charles was a devoted grandfather to six grandchildren: Tion, Kylla, Nia, Charles (CJ), Keelyna and Charlotte whom he visited often. He also leaves to cherish his memories 30 nieces and nephews, 54 grand nieces and nephews, 6 great-grand nieces and nephews, a host of cousins and friends and a dear friend, Robert Jackson of Spokane Washington. Visitation will be held at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home Friday, February 22, from 2pm until 8pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday February 23, 2013 1pm at the Calvary Baptist Church 203 E. 3rd Ave. Spokane WA 99202. Reception will follow at the Emanuel Life Center, 605 S. Richard Allen Court, Spokane WA 99202. Interment Eastern Washington Veterans Cemetery.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
REMEMBERING

Charles Washington Lorenzo Hayes Jr.

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lenett walker

February 23, 2013

i love u always and forever you were a great help in my childhood i could not have asked for a better uncle signed your niece Lenett

February 23, 2013

My prayers and condolences are with you all. May he rest in peace.

Shirrina & family

Lynda MANGUM Willis

February 22, 2013

Thank you, Charlies, for all you have done for the Mangum family. I know you are well now, and safely sleeping waiting on Jesus' return. I love you and will miss you.

Lynda MANGUM Willis

February 22, 2013

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

February 22, 2013

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE UNCLE CHARLIE AND HAVE YOUR DANCE WITH THE ANGELS YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALWAYS YOUR SHELLY

Aleana Jones

February 22, 2013

Peace be with you! Love u

Aleana Jones

February 22, 2013

God bless your soul Uncle Charlie!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY