Arcelia was born on February 24, 1924, in Zanesville, Ohio, daughter of the late Floyd and Reatha Goins, both of Ohio. Arcelia was a homemaker, worked in retail at Spartan’s Department Store and retired from MSU Food Services. She loved cooking and gardening. Arcelia will always be remembered for the love she had for her children and family and the kindness she showed to those she came in contact with.
Arcelia is survived by her children: sons Terry and Kim and daughters Jean, Karen, Brenda, Marcella and Sheila; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Betty; and brothers, Denver, Gerald, Floyd, Jr., and Wesley.
Arcelia was preceded in death by her husband Harley, daughter Carolyn, sons Edward, Gary, Vaughn, and Doug along with grandson Jerome.
A celebration of Arcelia’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016, at First United Methodist Church, 3827 Delta River Drive in Lansing. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time at Noon. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.