Bradlee Chief


Funeral services for 26-year old Bradlee Chief, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept 16, have been moved to Thursday, Sept 21, 2023, at 2:00 at the Fire Lightning residence on Longhorn Road in Wounded Knee

Burial is in the Fire Lightning Family Cemetery in Wounded Knee

A two-night wake service will now start Tuesday, Sept 19, at 4:30 at the Fire Lightning residence in Wounded Knee

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Bradlee Ray Chief was born on November 15, 1996 in Pine Ridge, SD to Burton Chief, Sr. and Jolene Rowland. Bradlee made his journey to the Spirit World on September 7, 2023 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Bradlee is survived by his mother Jolene Rowland; father Burton Chief Sr; sisters Wiyaka Chief, Joylyn, Sheena, and JoAnna Top Bear, Baby Sheena Rowland, Deandra Chief, Autumn Chief, and Theodora Chief; brothers Daniel Blue Bird, Ace, Burton Jr, Travis, Steven, and Ethan Chief; special friend Kimberly Walking; and numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

Bradlee was preceded in death by his grandfather Gary Rowland Sr; grandmothers Eldena (Red Eyes) Ice and Esther Yellow Bull; brothers Brandon Lee Blue Bird and Dakota Chief; grandfather Dave Yakima Chief; aunt Arlene Chief; and uncle Lester β€œLeslie” Thundershield-Young Dog.

Pallbearers will be Wakinyan Rowland, Cody Janis, Louie Brings Plenty, Greg Rowland Jr, Mark Goings Jr, Jake Left Hand, Patrick Rowland Jr, Casey Red Cloud, Kane Fresquez, and Patric Backward.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kayandra Rowland, Fancee Rose Rowland, Samantha Cheyenne, Jennifer Rowland & Family, Dave Rowland Jr, Alvin Mills, Leonard Martinez III, Tae Passmore, Anthony Gomez, Melissa Ice & Family, Iyusikinpi Win, Wicapi To, Stormy Rowland, Yvonne Chase In Winter, Northern Cheyenne Rowland Tiospaye, Elizabeth Rowland Tiospaye, Chief Tiospaye, Young Dog Tiospaye, Red Feather Tiospaye, Clarnece Rowland, Mark & Zea Rowland, Chase In Winter Tiospaye, Tyrell White Pipe Tiospaye, Crazy Horse Riders, Little Big Horn Memorial Riders, Kills In Water Tiospaye, 500 Mile Sacred Hoop Runners, Big Foot Riders, 1973 AIM, Bonita Janis & Family, Wendell Yellow Bull Sr & Family, Karen White Butterfly & Family, Waverly Chief, Emma Rowland, Jeremy Not Help Him, Wanda Rowland, Mary Felecia & Family, Horse Family, and all friends & relatives.