Jacob Briggs Sr


Funeral services for 22-year old Jacob Robert Briggs Sr are Sat, Feb 5, 2022 at 2:00 at the Bill C. Bear Memorial Gym in Batesland, SD, with Tiny DeCory officiating and traditional Lakota services by Joe Swift Bird

Burial is at the Knights Cemetery in Batesland

A one-night wake service starts Friday, Feb 4, 2022 at 4:00 at the Bill C. Bear Memorial Gym in Batesland, SD.

Jacob Robert Briggs Sr “Sungmanitu Ho Waste” was born on August 12, 1999 in Pine Ridge, SD to Denise Clifford and Emanuel Briggs. Jacob made his journey to the Spirit World on January 27, 2022 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Jacob is survived by his parents, Denise Clifford of Batesland, SD and Emanuel Briggs of Martin, SD; sons, Jacob R. Briggs Jr, of Pine Ridge, SD and Tre’Von L. Mesteth of Kyle, SD; siblings, Jamie Clifford of Pine Ridge, SD, Johna Clifford & Darnell Quintana, both of Batesland, SD, Damian Quintana of Hay Springs, NE, and Malakai, Emik, Mikau, & Chloe Briggs, all of Martin, SD, and Mike Clifford of Seattle, WA; and special friend, Savanna Belt.

Jacob was preceded in death by his brother, Remi Perez; grandparents, Judy Clifford, Joe Clifford, Grace Briggs, and Emanuel Chasing Bear; aunts, Gloria Clifford, AJ Clifford, and Johnny Kay Briggs; uncles, Joe Clifford, William Clifford, Ira Briggs, and John Briggs; niece, TaLaina Bianas; and cousins, Sheree Briggs, Jonnie Briggs, and Raylene Briggs.

Pallbearers will be Darnell Quintana, Damian Quintana, Mike Clifford, Malakai Briggs, Lloyd Bianas, Jake Bianas, Marcus Janis, Alvin Mills, Greg Swick, Erica Crow, TyShae Brewer, and Urva Quick Bear.

Honorary pallbearers will be Monte, Shari, Ray, Vern, Maria, & Richard Briggs & families, Amber, Donnelle, Daniel, Sonny, & Eddie Briggs, Lalaina, Bree, Baby Jason, Cullen, Charger, Erica, and Justus Briggs, Agatha Bald Eagle & family, Doris Giago & Family, Dennis Brewer & family, Rich Brewer & family, Mary Wilson & family,  Vince & Harold Brewer & families, Melita & Ross Janis, Lisa Bissonette, Jarren & Dave Crow, Naomi Dillion & family, Will & Jason Dillion & family, Jude Dillion, Jr., Penny & Warren Giago & family, John Bianas, Tanya Clifford & family, Brandy Clifford & family, Jenny Clifford, Jarren & Lacey Ribitsch & family, Jeremy Clifford, Destiny Mesteth & family, Travis Richards, Allie Hunter & family, Calvin Monroe, Kesha Edwards, Pat, Anne, & David Clifford, Lloyd & Raylene Bianas & family, Alecz & Jamiah Bianas, Therese Monroe, John Henry & family, Tiny DeCory, Ty & Laili Clifford, Tekaro Bianas, Amy, Emma, & Nick Belt, Nebraska Urban Indian Health Treatment Center, Daecun High Wolf, Lisa Schrader & family, Kaylee & Nina Martin, Terry, Angie, Orie, & Junior Two Bulls, Rosie Beane, Staff & Students at IAIA, Danny Mesteth & family, T’Cha Cosgrove, Draya Dream, Jaliyah Clifford, J’Lee & Coy Big Crow, Diana, Emma, Rosa & Xzavier Quintana, Joe Garcia, and All Friends & Relatives. 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD