Maricella H. Chairez, 16, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 11, 2017.  Maricella was born in Racine on March 24, 2001, and was the daughter of Cynthia Casillas.

Maricella was currently a student at J.I. Case High School.  She had a passion for art, music, writing and loved playing volleyball.

She will be dearly missed by her mother and stepfather, Cynthia Casillas and Francisco Rivas; her brother, Alejandro Chairez; her grandparents, Elio (Hilda) Campos; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many dear friends.   

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.  at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Kinzie Avenue.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m.  Memorials to the family have been suggested.