Black Bear, Tessie

Tessie Julia Black Bear, 38, of Slim Buttes, S.D., passed away June 4, 2017, in Sioux Falls.

Tessie Julia Black Bear was born on June 5, 1978, in Pine Ridge, to John “Tonto” Black Bear and Gloria Red Cloud. Tessie made her journey to the Spirit World on June 4, 2017, in Sioux Falls.

Tessie is survived by her siblings, Damien Black Bear, Las Vegas, Nev., Regina Black Bear, Riverton, Wyo., Harry Black Bear, Jesse Black Bear, and Dale Yellow Horse all of Pine Ridge, Amy Metcalf and Silas Metcalf both of Rosebud; daughter, Kyla Rouillard, Pine Ridge.

Tessie was preceded in death by her parents, John “Tonto” Black Bear and Gloria Red Cloud, and son, Floyd Rouillard III.

A one night wake service started at 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 9, at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services began at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 10, at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge.

Burial services were held at the Red Cloud Family Cemetery in Pine Ridge.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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