Mabelann Elizabeth Cheyenne


Mabelann Elizabeth Cheyenne “Kokipesni Win”, which was given to her by the AIM Matriarchs, (Woman Who Faced Challenges Without Fear) was born on April 3, 1987 in Pine Ridge, SD to Thomas (Carla) Cheyenne and Victoria (Virgil) Rowland-Left Hand.  Mabelann made her journey to the Spirit World on August 15, 2023 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. 

Mabelann is survived by her father, Thomas (Carla) Cheyenne; step-father, Virgil Left Hand; significant other, Jesse Wounded Shield; daughters, Jasmine (Rafael Davila) Wounded Shield and Jessyca Wounded Shield; son, Jayden Wounded Shield; siblings, Rochelle Cheyenne, Faron “Ben” Cheyenne, Sophia Cheyenne, Veronica Left Hand, Virgil Left Hand, Jr., Jacob Left Hand, Brennan (Caitlin Hawk) Cheyenne, and Jeremy Cheyenne; two grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Mabelann was preceded in death by her mother, Victoria Rowland-Left Hand; maternal grandparents, Cleone Ice and Clarence Rowland; and paternal grandparents, Lott Cheyenne and Doreen Little Sack.

Pallbearers will be Dakota AIM Grassroots Warriors and Wambli Ska AIM Warriors.   

Honorary pallbearers will be Charity/Serena Pretty Boy & family, Heather Poor Bear & family, Jolene Rowland & family, Bernadine Rowland & family, Dorothy Sun Bear & family, Myrna Hornbeck & family, Georgia Hornbeck & family, Madonna Bordeaux & family, Shantay Janis & family, Matt & Lucie Jealous of Him & Family, Kayan Diserly & family, Tiffany Red Cloud & family, Emily Tuininga, Justine Wolfe & family, Desiree Fresquez & family, Josephine Standing Soldier & family, Jenifer Rowland-Little Bear & family, Mabel and Mandi Hollow Horn & family, Mabelann Eagle Hunter & family, Madonna Thunder Hawk & family, Rick and Ethleen Two Dogs & family, Becki Cedar Face & family, Theresa Blue Bird & family, Edward and Kathryn Star Comes Out & family, Garfield Steele & Family, Ginger Good Lance & Family, Mavis Rouillard & Family, Kate Kindle, Corrine Brave & family, Janet Cheyenne & family, Angie Roan Eagle & family, Rueben Weston & family, Brenda Red Bull & family, Lisa Iron Hawk & family, Gary Cheyenne, Claudia LaPointe & family, Don “Cuny Dog” Cuny, all friends and family that we may have forgotten, Monument Staff, and Mabelann’s 8th Grade classmates from Porcupine School.

Wake Services:  4:00 PM, Monday, August 21, 2023 at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD.

Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at the Woyatan Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD

Officiating:  Minister Jonathan Old Horse

Burial Services:  Rowland Family Plot at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Wounded Knee, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD