Jeremiah Lakota

Graveside services for 14-year old Jeremiah Lakota are Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery in Oglala, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr David Swallow Jr.

Viewing will precede the services from 9:00-3:00 at the Misty Morton residence – #21 Northridge Housing in Pine Ridge, SD.

Jeremiah Jesse Lakota “Wambli Gleska Ohitika Hoksila”was born on October 15, 2006 in Pine Ridge, SD to Misty Morton and Erik Lakota. Jeremiah made his journey to the Spirit World on November 10, 2020 at his home in Pine Ridge, SD.

Jeremiah attended K-6th and 8th grades at Wolf Creek School. He was enrolled in the Pierre Indian Learning Center for his 7th grade year. He enjoyed playing basketball with his childhood friends, from his Peewee basketball years to present with a team called “Scattered Ones”. He also liked listening to music and playing Xbox games.

He was a quiet and caring person. Jeremiah will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. He broke a lot of hearts that day.

Jeremiah is survived by his mother, Misty Morton; father, Erik Lakota; stepfather, Alfred Byrd; siblings, Daniel Lakota and Fancy Lakota, both of Pine Ridge, SD; and grandmother, Harriette Lakota. 

Jeremiah was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Lucille Black Feather, Audrey Lakota, Madeline Black Feather, Ora (Pumpkin Seed) Elk Voice-Walking and Eugene Black Feather; aunts, Delray Traversie, Dawn Traversie and Tierra Swift Bird; and cousin, Francisco Traversie.

Pallbearers will be Ryan White Eyes, Daniel White Eyes, Dennis Janis, Daecin High Wolf, Jason Looks Twice, David Chavez and Michael Jack.Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan & Ian Titus, Hunter Dreamer, Tyrone Red Shirt, Filmore Richards, Tashina Jack & Family, Malissa Rodriguez, Bluch Black Feather & Family, JoAnn Black Feather & Family, Sage Black Feather, Connie Ten Fingers & Family, Colleen Pumpkin Seed & Family, Lucy Fire Thunder & Family, Lisa Schrader & Family, Merle Black Feather, Nicole Black Feather and All Friends & Relatives.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD