Takini Sundance Bell


Funeral services for 31-year old Takini Bell are Sunday, Sept 25, 2022 at 10:00 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Scotty Brown Eyes

Burial is at St Matthews Episcopal Cemetery in Slim Buttes, SD

A one-night wake service starts Sat, Sept 24, at 1:00 at Brother Rene Hall in Oglala

Takini Sundance Bell was born on July 23 ,1991, in Lander, WY, to Debra Anne Bell and Richard Christian II, then was adopted and raised by her grandmother Joyce Bell. Takini made her journey to the Spirit World on September 14, 2022 in Rapid City, SD. 

Takini is survived by children Abbe Bell, Kenyon Hebah, Mato Plume, Amare Buffalomeat, Raiden Thunder, and Prosperity Bell; brothers Mato Mani Champagne, Myles Christian, Richard Christian III, Emery Christian, Michael Christian, and Cody Armajo; sisters Raelynn Hereford, Sierra Christian, and Britany Christian; grandparents Aloysious Bell Sr and Johnny Gilliam aka JJ Kent; uncles Destry Bell, Jermaine (Jennifer) Bell, and Luke (Jasmine) Bell; aunt Nyvee Stone & Family; grandparents Duane Bell Sr & Family, Jake Bell & Family, Gary Bell & Family, Tyrone Bell & Family, and Rhonda Bell & Family; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Takini was preceded in death by her mother Debra Anne Bell; great-grandparents Edward J Bell and Joyce Bell; grandmothers Abbe Bell and Ruby Quiver; cousins Alyxis Gardner and Nyvelle Stone-Quick Bear; uncle Jerome Bell, Duane Bell Jr, and Renny Cloud; and aunt Cindy Bell.

Pallbearers will be Jermaine Bell, Bugsy Bell, Jacque Bell, Norman High Hawk, Brevin Bell, Darness McBride, Cherish Janis, Lexis Ghost Bear, Paris Scott, and Tressa Jorgensen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Louise Bell, Lexis Aiyana, Norman High Hawk, Paris Cheri Scott, Thomas Twiss, Glenn Reshaw, Waylon Phelps, Dominic Swift Horse, Aleigha C’Bearing, H Town Breezy, Gloria Renee, Ethel J. Goggles, Darness McBride, Viola Oldman, Marissa Nadine, Sahara Jhene Chavarria, Lacey Dove Janis, Nalani Tacita, Mary Catches, Charles Thunder Bull, Mariko Blackbird, Tressa Jorgenson, Jay Dubb, King Alan Yellow Horse, KC Dawn, Nickey Miller, Kaff Walker, Dimitri Gould, Wakispe Win, Summer Fawn-Bell, Ray Mercado, Jameka Burning Breast, Layha Spoonhunter, Nichole Tasunka Luzahan George Marcus, Ryan Little Eagle, Angel Marie, Nikki West, Riana Brewer, Kyle Ecoffey, Justin Backward, Derek Black Elk, Blaine White Butterfly, Collette High Bull & Family, Stone Family, Quick Bear Family, Backward Family, Dorothy Ecoffey, Ryan Ecoffey, Will & Lena Peters & Family, Melinda Bell & Family, Marlene Piper & Family, Brandi Apple & Family, Tyonnia Ghost Bear, Amanda Black Elk, Jay Rodriguez, Edward Two Hawk, Delilah White Dress, Dodge Family, Gardner Family, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD