Funeral Services for 51-year old Adrian John Long will be Wednesday, April 29, 2020 ,at 10:00 am at the Cynthia Catches Residence near Pine Ridge, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Joe Catches and Mr Jeff Catches
Burial Services will be at the Catches Family Cemetery, Pine Ridge
A one-night wake service starts Tuesday April 28, 2020, at 4:00 PM at the Cynthia Catches Residence near Pine Ridge.
Adrian John Long was born on November 10, 1968 in Pine Ridge to Bartholomew Long and Cynthia Catches and made his journey to the Spirit World on April 21, 2020 at his home near Pine Ridge.
Adrian went to school at Red Cloud Holy Rosary School. He went to Sheridan, WY and Denver, CO for treatment; he made a commitment of 4 years Sundancing at Spotted Eagle Sudnace.
He met Kathy Afraid of Bear whom had two daughters, Amelia and Cynthia Long. Adrian made pow-wow drums and was in Everette Helpers drum group, traveling all over the pow-wow trail to sing. He had a good heart, and sang our sacred spiritual songs.
Adrian always thought about his mother Cynthia; he would walk up every morning to cook her breakfast, wash her dishes, and take out her trash.
He would also always pick sage for his mom.
Adrian is survived by his mother, Cynthia Catches; father, Bart (Patricia Grabow-Long) Long; children, Amelia Long, Cynthia Long, and Joseph Charging; grandchildren, Denny Ghost Bear, Zane Marshall, Harmony Long, and Trinity Charging; siblings, Xavier Long, Shannon Long, Brian Long, Angela Buffalo, Eliza Washington, and Edith Washington and one deceased sibling Rapheal Long; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Tex, Sheldon Ribsman, Andy Runion, Justus Scott, Xavier Long, Jr., Cidney Long, Brian Long, Marvin Runs Above, and Chase Ray.
Honorary pallbearers will be Spotted Eagle Sundancers, Marnee White Wolf, SonJa Hernandez, Cynthia “Andy” Catches, Tye & Mercy Worsham, Cathlee Mozinski (Deceased), Makpiya Theresa LaClai, Annie Allendorf, Howard Little Hawk & Family, Pricilla Magouirk, Sylvia Tobacco & Family, Rosebud Scott, Joe Catches & Family, Dorothy Tobacco & Family, Ann “Pebbles” Tobacco & Family, Mary Tobacco & Family, Long Black Cat Family, Chase Ray, Yazee Long and Jayda Long of Duluth, MN, Ajay Lakota & Family, Tammy Catches Enemy & Family, Ruth Henry & Family, Ruby Wheeler & Family, Cathy Bianas & Family, Diane Ramos & Family, Darla Black & Family, Sheila DuBray & Family, Evangeline Sydel, Myra Garnier & Family, Darwin Long, Garnier Family, Karen Long & Family, Alice Two Bulls & Family, John & Marie Family, Andrea & Will Kingbird of Bemidji, MN, Quincy Red Feather, Justin Mousseau & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD