Funeral services for 51-year old Francis Long Jr are Friday, Feb 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Shannon Long residence in the Mission Flats Community north of Pine Ridge, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Sam Long
Burial is at Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery in Oglala, SD
A one-night wake service starts Thurs, Feb 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM, also at the Shannon Long residence.
Francis Vernal Long Jr was born on December 4, 1969 in Pine Ridge, SD, to Francis K. Long Sr and Verna Slow Heart-Track. Francis made his journey to the Spirit World on February 9, 2021 at the Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, NE.
Francis “Wobbles” is survived by his spouse, Willie Ann Lame of Chadron, NE; siblings, Tina and Shannon Long, both of Pine Ridge, SD, Karen Long, Justin, Lydell, Skitter and Davey Mousseaux, Joey and Carma Amosque, all of Oglala, SD, Angela, Edith and Eliza Washington and Bryan Long, all of Duluth, MN; children, Francis V. Long III of Oglala, SD, Leighton Long of Rapid City, SD and the Garnier Boys of Oglala, SD; stepchildren, Cory and Shane Lame, both of Chadron, NE; adopted mother, Marie Long of Pine Ridge, SD; grandchildren, Taliah Martin, Deisha Ten Fingers, Iris and Denton Roan Eagle, and Kamia Brown, all of Oglala, SD; godson, Chase Roy of Pine Ridge, SD; aunts/uncles, Bartholomew (Patricia) Long of Duluth, MN, Evangeline Long, Lorraine Track and Arthur Brady, all of Chadron, NE, Darlene and Lois Long, both of Minneapolis, MN, Ivan Long of Montana, Beverly, Anthony, and Sam Long, and Linn Cross Dog, all of Pine Ridge, SD, Gillman Long of Arizona, Helsondus Long of Florida, and Marilyn Cross Dog of Wisconsin; nieces/nephews, Tim and Earl Bores A Hole, Sidney Long, Nathan and James Track, Jayda and Yazzie Long, Darwin (Melissa) Long, Jr., Jennifer Long, Vanessa Chanmynarath, Golden Long, Desert (Noe) Martinez, Cetan Wakinyan and Tasha Standing Bear, Reggie (Kelsey) Wright, John Long III, Carmen Long, Frank Long, Jr., Rose Long, Ivee (Bradley) Little Moon, MJ Long, Mahpiya-Ska Long, Maren Eder, Ta-Yamni Long, MaCario Long, Wakinyan Long, Kayla Ten Fingers, Leoncio Bald Eagle, Jr., Kaylani Bald Eagle, Conseula Bald Eagle, and Anastacia Bald Eagle; and cousins, Darla Black, Stan Garnier, Myra Garnier and Dale Garnier, all of Pine Ridge, SD, Deshay Track of Chadron, NE and Valerie Track of Rapid City, SD.
Francis “Wobbles” was preceded in death by his parents, Francis K. Long Sr. and Verna Slow Heart-Track; son, Zacharius Long; grandparents, David Long, Tina Bad Heart Bull, Soloman and Ida Slow Heart; aunts/uncles, Genevieve Long, Aloysius Long, Vern Long, Mitchell Long, Milton Cross Dog, Rose Marie Bald Eagle, Kenneth and James Slow Heart-Track, Burgess Conquering Bear, Velma and Ione Slow Heart-Track; cousins, Marion Bald Eagle, Adrian Long, Corrine Bald Eagle, and Hannah Harris; nieces, Clrista Garnier, Raelynn Cottier, Wiyaka Long Black Cat and Alexis Jumping Eagle; nephews, Casey Long-Weston and Desmond J. Red Star; grandfather, Keo Bad Heart Bull; and ex-wife, Antoinette “Sissy” Wince.
Pallbearers will be Garnier Boys, Mousseaux Boys, Chase Roy, Tim Bores A Hole and Earl Bores A Hole.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robin Condon, Pete Champagne, Kathy Bianas, Diane Standing Soldier-Ramos, Marge Hernandez, Michael “Sonny” Wince, Xavier Long, Sherry Red Star, Lois Waters, Lina Long, Erica White Butterfly, Patricia Garbow-Long, Tino Yellow Horse, Ariana Yellow Horse, Lasetta Poor Bear, Kayla He Crow, Eli Tail, Tllana Weston, Barbara Baldwin, Margaret Yazzie, Delphine Yazzie, Linda Fourd, Marge Hernandez, Bad Heart Bull Family, Yellow Horse Family, Tobacco Family, Little Hawk Family, Cedar Face Family, Loud Hawk Family, Wounded Family, Ten Fingers Family, Black Feather Family, Catches Family, Dean Lakota & Family, Grey Eagle Society and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD