Bernadette White Hawk


Memorial services for 67-year old Bernadette White Hawk are Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 2:00 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mike Little Boy Sr.

Burial is at the Wahacanka Yapi Tiospaye Cemetery in Manderson

A one-night wake service starts Friday, Jan 27, at 2:30 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson.

Bernadette Jacqueline White Hawk was born on January 6, 1956 in Pine Ridge, SD,to Steven Black Bear and Roselyn (White Hawk) Brothers. Bernadette made her journey to the Spirit World on January 18, 2023 at the Human Services Center in Yankton, SD.

Bernadette is survived by her mother Roselyn (White Hawk) Brothers; siblings Dolly Brothers, Meredith Black Bear, Nathan Yellow Lodge, and Raymond Yellow Lodge; children Earleen Janis, Heather “Rachel” (Shawnna) Janis, Wahacanka Tall, Amanda (John) Eder, Amber Tall, Stephanie Tall, and Jessica Tall; and hunka daughter Sharon Black Eyes; 

Bernadette is also survived by her grandchildren Aaliyah Janis, Romeo Valle, Gracelia Janis, Teejay Cottier, Cherie Cottier, Tatum Tall, Darrent Tall, Roselynn Tall, Payton Tall, Wahacanka Tall II, Andreya Tall, Rylee Tall, Maurkice Tall, Braxtan Tall, Lucette Tall, John Eder Jr, Mato Eder, Kaleb Eder, Noah Eder, Drew Eder, Monroe Tall, Mackenzie Tall, Morgan Tall, Maddox Tall, Nathan Ghost III, Lailah Ghost, Casius Ghost, Boss Ghost, Tray’Sean Tall, Jackie Janis, Ashley Bagola, LaSondra Tall, LaRiah & LaRaine Tall, Laurel Tall, Hermis & Earl Tall, Riley Boerschig, Darion Tall, Eunice Chase Alone, and Natalia Tall; great-grandchildren,TaKara Cottier, Liam Whirlwind Horse, Lyla Cottier, Laelyn Cottier, Waniyetu Janis, Kai’leigh Tall, Bryson Janis, Joylette Janis, Jordyn Bagola, Yvette Bagola, Lorenzo Gibbons, and Rosalina Gibbons; and nieces & nephews Sage, Crystal, Frankie, & Dylan Brothers.

Bernadette was preceded in death by her father Steven Black Bear; grandmother Jessie Kills Enemy-White Hawk; grandfather Clarence White Hawk; brother Lyle White Hawk; daughters Yvette Janis and Dawn Janis; sons Earl Sean Tall Sr and Thomas “Hoksila” Black Eyes;  granddaughter Santana Janis; grandson Hermis Tall

Pallbearers will be John Eder Jr, Mato Eder, Teejay Cottier, Romeo Valle, Monroe Tall, Tatum Tall, Darrent Tall, Darion Tall, Kaleb Eder, Wahacanka Tall II, Sage Brothers, and Dylan Brothers.  

Honorary pallbearers will be Eugenio and Denise White Hawk & Family, Vina White Hawk & Family, Bernice White Hawk & Family, Artagen White Hawk & Family, Martina White Hawk & Family, Inez White Hawk & Family, Joann Tall & Family, Betty Janis & Family, Alvira Twiss & Family, Louie & Maxine Janis & Family, Olivia DeSersa & Family, William Little Dog, Delphine Eagle Hawk & Family, Clara Chase Alone & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD