Araceli Garcilita, age 22, of Franklin NC, formerly of Cherokee NC, passed away on April 8, 2021 at Angel Medical Center, after an extended illness. She is survived by her Son, Julio Mendes (aka JC). Mother, Roberta Wolfe and Step-Father, Sterling Bennett. Sisters, Adriana Garcilita and Reyna Garcilita. Brother, Alex Rivera. 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 April 12, 2021 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church beginning at 4:00pm. A formal funeral service will be held on April 13, 2021 beginning at 11:00am 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.