Funeral services for 50-year old Leon Leroy Lakota III are Thurs, May 13, 2021 at 2:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Bill Quijas officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Pedro Sharpfish
Burial is at Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge
A one-night wake service starts Wed, May 12, at 1:00, also at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge
Leon Leroy Lakota III “Tasunka Wakiyan Agli” ~ Thundering Horse ~ was born on May 8, 1970 in Rapid City, SD to Jewel Frazier and Leon L. Lakota, Jr. Leon made his journey to the Spirit World on May 4, 2021 in the #4 Community near Pine Ridge, SD.
Leon is survived by his wife, Mayonne Lakota; daughters, Angel and Trina Lakota; sons, Jennety, Craig, Luke and Jordan Lakota; and grandchildren, Kieden Lakota, Khayzine Martinez, Alexus Lakota, Rudolph Running Shield III and Jessica Lakota.
Leon was preceded in death by his mother, Jewel Frazier; father, Leon L. Lakota, Jr.; siblings, Hope Quijas, Jonnet Follows The Road, Leslie Follows The Road, Wesley Means, Martha Means, Karen Means, and Phillip Follows The Road; grandparents, Leon Leroy Lakota, Sr. and Ida Lakota; grandbaby, Frankie Lakota; aunt, Maxine Lakota; and uncle, Zack Lakota.
Pallbearers will be Tamara “TJ” Randall, Marjoe Janie, Eric “Sanchez” Anduja, Jacob Herman, Michael Patton, John Batten, Tony Lakota and John Carpio.
Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Waters, Bobbie Salway, George, Bessie, Todd and Arley Dreamer, Johnny G. Gallego, Nellie and Trinity Lakota, William Wounded, Sherry Steele, Carol Lakota, Dusty Merrival, King Martinez, RJ Big Crow, Teddy Coomes, Nicky Coomes, Anthony Lacota, Larry Rusty Running Hawk, Lynn Becky Gallego, Karen Carpio & Family, Kim Carpio & Family, Ken Carpio & Family, Kallen Carpio & Family, Sissy and Royce Yellow Boy & Family, Steve LaMont & Family, Patty Chief & Family, Waylon (Natalie) LaMont & Family, Erasmo Rodriguez & Family, Connie Little Hawk & Family, Marvin Little Hawk & Family, Corwin Bagola & Family, Priscilla Dawn Janis & Family, Donald Janis, Jr. & Family, Tiffany Red Hawk & Family, Lisa Pourier & Family, Chris & Florence Benson & Family, Josephine Freeman, Donna White, Chilli & Frankie White Dress, Rodger and Frank Bissonette & Family, Lula Linda Walking & Family, Lymma Hawk & Family, Bonnie & Terry Returns & Family, Eula Roberta Yellow Boy, Latonna LaMont & Family, Merele & Terry Black Feather, Robert Lacota, Jr. & Family, Rebecca Lacota & Family, Teton Lakota & Family, Muriel Lakota & Family, Quijas Family, Waters Family, Goings Family, Martin Family, Brave Heart Family, Apple Family, Bad Milk Family, Means Family, Carpio Family, Red Feather Family, Bissonette Family, Little Hawk Family, Weasel Bear Family, Tobacco Family, All First Body of Christ Church Members, Pine Ridge Runners, All BIA Lakota Firefighters and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD