Funeral services for 60-year old Dr. Suzanne White Lance are Tues, Jan 4, 2022 at noon at the Little Wound House of Prayer in Little Wound, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Francis White Lance and Mr Reed Brown
Burial is at Fire Thunder Family Cemetery in Allen, SD
A one-night wake service starts Monday, Jan 3, at noon, also at the Little Wound House of Prayer
Dr. Suzanne Marie (Fire Thunder) White Lance “Wakinyan Pheta Winyan” (Fire Thunder Woman) was born on April 28, 1961 in Pine Ridge, SD to Edgar W. Fire Thunder, Sr. and Betty (Wounded Head) Robertson. Suzanne made her journey to the Spirit World on December 25, 2021 at her home in Wanblee, SD.
Suzanne leaves behind her husband, Francis “Spunky” White Lance; sons, Stephen White Lance, Kato White Lance, and Michael White Lance; daughters, Whitney White Lance, and Mariah Fire Thunder; mother, Betty Robertson; sisters, Edwina Fire Thunder, Elwanda Fire Thunder, Echo Fire Thunder, Kathleen Fire Thunder, April Fire Thunder, and Jodie Hopkins; brothers, Edwin Fire Thunder and William Fire Thunder; grandchildren, Arjuna White Lance, Leela White, Hopela White and Jarrius White; nephews, Tiger Brown Bull, Tom White, Beau White, Jeremy Fire Thunder, Edwin Fire Thunder, Ayden Fire Thunder, and Jace Long Soldier; and nieces, Sasha White, Kiona Gay, Kyra Jackson, Citrus Fire Thunder, Keira Long Soldier, and Kalia Long Soldier.
Suzanne was preceded in death by her father, Edgar W. Fire Thunder, Sr.; brother, Edgar Fire Thunder, Jr.; nephews, Luke Liu Kang and Baby Jordan; niece, Baby Girl White Lance; grandparents, William Fire Thunder & Stella Pulliam, Phillip & Lydia Blue Bird, and Angelique Fire Thunder; and great-grandmother, Jesse Rooks-Wounded Head.
Pallbearers will be Mike Ramirez, Dana Cook, Wade Janis, Caesar Fire Thunder, Jeremy Fire Thunder, Shaun Brown, Michael Pretty Voice Crane and Jason Stark.
Honorary pallbearers will be Geraldine Little Whiteman, Esther Iron Cloud, Kim Red Wing & Family, Jay & Roz Parisien, Orson & Gwen Cuny, Irene “Pee Wee” Fast Wolf & Family, Justin Poor Bear & Family, Lester DuBray, Reed & Anita Brown & Family, Dainna Red Owl & Family, Emmaline Ferguson & Family, Marilyn, Jade & Adam Lays Hard, Jeanette Lays Hard, Dana & Chris & Family, Bim Pourier & Family, Jonnie Winters, Karla & Roger Sharp, Angela Bush & Family, Chris Pinto, Carl Cook & Family, Charly Juchler, John Artichoke, Francis & Janice Morrison, Clinton Thunder Chief & Family, Lila Caspers, Gloria J. Coat-Kitsopoulos, Sonja, Ray, Bethel, and Loretta Takes War Bonnet, Steve & Lolita DuBray & Family, Austin Last Horse & Family, Homer White Lance & Family, Imogene Roy & Family, Mike White, Kevin & Kathie St. John & Family, Cindy Hornbeck & Family, Darlene McBride & Family, Colleen Bettelyoun & Family, Donna Stover & Family, Lynne Pourier, Adam Little Elk & Family, Theodore Jr., Tedine and Michelle Pourier & Families, Norma, JoAnn, Tony and John (Coco) Tibbitts & Families, Auntie JoAnn Crow Dog, Richard Roether-Connaughton, James Pratt, Marilyn White, Craig Endicott, Claude Marie, Sister Eleanor, St. Mary’s School Class of 1978, Last Child Sundance Family & All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD