Elton Vine White “Mato Hoksila”, 57, of Wanblee, S.D., passed away November 22, 2017, in Wanblee.
Elton Vine White was born on January 19, 1960, in Kadoka, to Orlando “Randy” White Magpie and Inez (Two Elk) White. Elton made his journey to the Spirit World on November 22, 2017, at his home in Wanblee.
Elton is survived by his wife, Leona Hopkins, Wanblee; son, Ferlin (Maria) Hopkins, Kyle, – grandchildren, Samson, Isaiah and Ha’Ani, all of Kyle, daughter, Lisa White – granddaughters, Gracie and Liah, all of McLaughlin; sisters, Lavonne White, Wanblee, and Wambli Sina Win, Muskogee, Okla.; brother, Lanceford White Magpie, Wanblee; uncle, Claude Two Elk, Rosebud; nephews, whom Elton helped raise, Jerome Mack – grandchildren, Deondre, Jade, Orlando, Sylvester and Dawn Black Hawk, and Asiah Brown, all of Wanblee, and Archie Mack – grandchildren, Wambli Ista Mack, Itancan Mahpiye Waci Mack and Canku Luta Akicita Waste Mack, all of Wheaton, Minn.; stepchildren, William Hopkins, Wanblee, and Marie Lemon, Kyle; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Elton was preceded in death by his paternal/maternal grandparents, parents, Orlando “Randy” White Magpie and Inez (Two Elk) White; two siblings, Cheryl Higgins and Baby Boy DeSersa.
A Two night wake service will start at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee.
Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 2, at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, with Gerald Bush officiating and Mr. Claude Two Elk performing the traditional Lakota service.
Burial services will be held at the Two Elk Family Cemetery in Wanblee.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.