She is survived by her son, Julio Mendes (aka JC); mother, Roberta Wolfe; step-father, Sterling Bennett; sisters, Adriana Garcilita and Reyna Garcilita; brother, Alex Rivera; and nephew, Jordan Watts. She also leaves behind many friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Nancy Watty.
A visitation for Araceli will be held on Monday April 12 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church beginning at 4 p.m. A formal funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 13 beginning at 11 a.m. with Ann French officiating. Burial will be in the Watty-Swayney cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry Wolfe, Alex Rivera, Micha Breeden, Sterling Bennett, Joshua Watts, Breeze Watty, and Steven Watty.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with final arrangements.