Graveside services for 48-year old Orlando Jones are Sat, Jan 2, 2021, at noon CT at the Calvary Episcopal Cemetery in Okreek, SD, with Lay Reader Sherman Wright officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan 1, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM MT at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge, SD.
Orlando Jones was a veteran of the U-S Navy and Sioux Funeral Home is in charge of his arrangements.
Orlando Fernando Jones was born March 4, 1972, in Phoenix, AZ, to parents Bobby and Katherine J. (Sims) Jones. He passed away on Dec 11, 2020 in Boise, Idaho.
Orlando was adopted by Frank and Ella P. (Bitsillie) Blackie of Blanco, NM, and graduated from Bloomfield High School in New Mexico in 1990.
He then joined the United States Navy, proudly serving as an F-14 System Aircraft Organizational Maintenance Technician from July 1990 to February 1994. He traveled several states working as a Computer Tech Support Specialist helping customers with any technology issues.
Orlando’s favorite pastimes were making people laugh, making new friends, working with computers, drawing, watching movies, hunting, hiking, fishing, and riding horses. He will be greatly missed.
Orlando is survived by his sister Jennifer (Noel) Jones-Brown of Rapid City, SD; nephew, Brandon I. Brown of Rapid City, SD; brother-in-law, Donovan Wright of Okreek, SD; nephew, Dante’ D. Wright of Okreek, SD; step-sisters and step-brothers; Harriet Kendrick, Helen J. Chavez, Grace Chavez, Harold Chavez, Isabelle Chavez, Harrison Bitsillie, and Jennifer Bitsillie all of New Mexico.
Orlando was preceded in death by his parents; Bobby and Katherine J. (Sims) Jones and stepparents; Frank and Ella P. (Bitsillie) Blackie; stepbrother, Harry Chavez Jr. and sister Fleurette J. (Jones) Wright.
Pallbearers will be all Friends and Relatives
Honorary Pallbearers will be all Friends and Relatives
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD