Wita Black Bear


Funeral services for 44-year old Wita Black Bear are Sat, April 30, 2022 at 1:00 at the Rockyford Community Building in Rockyford, SD, with Ms Joyce Tibbitts officiating

Burial is at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Wounded Knee, SD

Visitation precedes the funeral from 10:00 – 1:00 PM, also at the Rockyford Community Building.

Wita Hope Black Bear was born on September 28, 1977 in Nebraska to Philip Davis and Alberta Black Bear.  Wita made her journey to the Spirit World on April 14, 2022 in Rapid City, SD.

Wita was born in Nebraska and was raised in Wounded Knee, SD.  When Wita was an adult, she left the reservation.  She had three boys – Carlos, Umpo, and Atreyo – and lived in Rapid City, SD for the remainder of her life.  

While in Rapid City, she met Jeremy Cottier and had three children, Jeremy Cottier Jr, Hailey Cottier, and Angel Cottier.  

Wita was a humble and caring person who was neat and liked to help out wherever she went.  She loved writing, drawing, and always had kind words and loved to make people laugh.  

She will always be remembered for her humor, generosity, and loving smile.  

Wita is survived by her children: Carlos, Umpo, Atreyo, Jeremy Jr, and Hailey; brother, Roger Davis; and aunts, Marlita Running Bear and Violet Morrison.

Wita was preceded in death by her parents, Philip Davis and Alberta Black Bear; daughter, Angel; brother, Aaron Black Bear; aunts, Bernice Black Bear and Lydia Black Bear; and uncle Eugene Black Bear Sr.

Pallbearers will be all of Wita’s Close Friends & Family Members

Honorary pallbearers will be Hunka Sister Nicole Lakota, Jolita Morrison, Ruby Plenty Arrows, Vicky Shoulders, Mona Brewer, Candy Shoulders, Karlene Janis, Daphne Cottier & Family, Matt & Amanda Hadden, DeAnna White, Kevin Black Bear, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD