Charlotte Denise Nawaz-Hayes, 59, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 15, 2019 at Springfield Regional Medical Center. She had a personality that was bold and vicarious and it touched many souls. Charlotte was born April 15, 1960 in Springfield, OH to the late Maybell Hayes-Sykes and Will Hayes II. She is also preceded in death by her maternal sister, Tonya McCoun; brother, William “June Bug” Bates; aunt, Sharon Johnson and paternal sister, Vera Eubanks. She is survived by her significant other of 18-years, Clarence “Tommy” Payne; only child, Salen (Aneka) Hayes; brother, Will Hayes; sisters, Vivian (Victor) Griffin, Betty Bates and Katherine (George) Minders; her only grandson, Avery Hayes. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for the viewing and 10:00 a.m. for the service at The “L” 1530 S. Yellow Springs Street Springfield, OH 45506. Dr. Hattie Millender will officiate the service. Flowers, donations and condolences may be offered at Robert C. Henry– Clark Funeral Home 527 S. Center Street, Springfield, OH 45506.