Funeral services for 49-year old Tessie Lee Bear Robe are Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Bonita Andrews residence in Pine Ridge, SD, with the Rev Rhoda Mesteth officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Dave Swallow
Burial is at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge.
A one-night wake service starts Friday, March 5, 2021 at 1:00, also at the Bonita Andrews residence in Pine Ridge.
Tessie Bear Robe was born on November 15, 1971 in Pine Ridge, SD to Bonita Andrews and Andrew Bear Robe, Sr. Tessie made her journey to the Spirit World on February 26, 2021 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.
Tessie is survived by her mother, Bonita Andrews; children, Eternity, Elias Flying Horse, Phillip Standing Soldier, Jr., Kimberlin Red Cloud, LaShawnda Red Cloud, Derek Red Cloud, Adam and Andrew Bear Robe and Patricia (Ulysses) Red Cloud-Two Crow; brothers, Sam Bear Robe, Sr., Faron Apple and Andrew Bear Robe, Jr.; sister, Pauline Apple; grandparents, Georgia Tail, Joyce Bear Robe and Eli Bear Robe aunts, Karen Red Elk, Gloria No Neck, Darmalee Tail, Erna Shepard, Eva Mesteth, and Sonja DuBray; uncle, Don Mesteth, Sr.; cousins, Maxine Running Hawk, Heather Janis and Vienna Janis; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and relatives.
Tessie was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Willard Bear Robe, Sr.; aunt, June (Janis) Bear Robe, Agnes Bear Robe, Lenora Running Hawk, Caroline Bear Robe and Mona Mesteth; and uncles, Ole Bear Robe, Charles Bear Robe, Tyrone Mesteth, Sr., Dean Andrew Sr., Jeffrey Tail and Matt Mesteth, Sr.
Pallbearers will be Jared Red Cloud, Raymond Janis, Ulysses Two Crow, Jr., Samuel Bear Robe, Jr., Marvin Red Cloud, Jr., Tom Janis, Don Mesteth, and BJ Blue Bird, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Louie & Maxine Janis & Family, Clarisa Steele & Family, Michelle Yellow Boy & Family, Avery Pulliam & Family, Louie Janis, Sr. & Family, Tre Janis, Serena Andrews & Family, Charlotte White Whirlwind, Valerie Bordeaux, Vanessa Red Cloud, Donovan Red Cloud, Twila LeBeaux, Gaylene Bordeaux, Linda Red Cloud & Family, Richard Red Cloud, Sylvia Two Two, Cathy Yellow Boy, Donna & Holly Bear Robe, Rinard Yellow Boy, Jeanie Waters & Family, Carla and Chissy Yellow Boy, Elvis & Debbie Tail, Jeff Janis and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD