John Jesse Big Crow – UPDATED

Graveside services for 40-year old John Big Crow are Thurs, April 8, 2021 at 1:30 at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery near Pine Ridge, SD, with Father Edmund Yainao , S.J., officiating. 

Visitation precedes the service from 11:00-1:00 at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD.

John Jesse Big Crow was born on October 24, 1980 in Pine Ridge, SD to Gerald and Jackie (Hat-O’Rourke) Big Crow.  John made his journey to the Spirit World on March 31, 2021 at the Monument Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City, SD.

John is survived by his mother, Jackie Big Crow of Pine Ridge, SD; daughter, Breohnna Big Crow of Pine Ridge, SD; grandson, Christopher Mesteth III; brother, William Big Crow of Norwalk, CT; hunka mother, Mary Hoof of Rapid City, SD; basketball mom, Sis Big Crow; 2nd mother, Marless Big Crow; aunts, Elizabeth (Ernie Little) Big Crow, Joyce (William) Brewer, Rita Big Crow, Ruth Big Crow, Ollie Big Crow, Diane (Dennis) Painte, Erma Big Crow, Brenda (Tony) Zimiga, Bessie (George) Dreamer, Serena King, and Patty Mestaz; uncles, Robert (Mary) Big Crow, Tim Big Crow, Ray (Sue) Big Crow, Duane Big Crow, Ben (Cindy) Big Crow, and Jay Big Crow; and special friend, Paulette Ecoffey 

John was preceded in death by his father, Gerald “Jump” Big Crow; brothers, Waylon and DJ Big Crow; grandparents, James Big Crow, Sr., Marcella (Mills) Big Crow-Martin, and Jack O’Rourke; great grandmother, Sally Kills Enemy-Hat; uncle, Walt Big Crow; and aunts, Geraldine “Geri” Marchant and Theresa Black Bull.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd Big Crow, Louis Janis, Herb Big Crow, Budd Little Bear, Bob Crazy Thunder, JT Myore, Jeff Big Crow, and Trevor Big Crow.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lauren Big Crow, Jason Two Two, Ed Hoof, Latonna Little Bear, Roger Big Crow, Loren Waters, Lance Brewer, Guy Red Cloud, Marty Red Cloud, Bad Company, Spurs, J.Lee Big Crow, Les Big Crow, RJ Big Crow, Jazzy Big Crow, Bear Haas, Lonnie Waters, Joe Will Dreamer, and All Friends & Relatives.   

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD