Feather Earring, Eli Jr.

Eli “JazJonez” Jason Feather Earring, Jr., 25, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away December 31, 2017, in Rapid City.

Eli Jason Feather Earring, Jr. was born on September 30, 1992, in Pine Ridge, to Eli Feather Earring, Sr. and Luwanda (Mesteth) Feather Earring. Eli made his journey to the Spirit World on December 31, 2017, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Eli is survived by his mother, Luwanda (Mesteth) Feather Earring, Kyle; wife, Tashina Shangreaux, Kyle; siblings, Kevin and Shaniah Feather Erring, both of Kyle; uncle, Jusint Whitebull, Glencoe, Minn.; aunt, Theresa Whitebull, Glencoe, Minn.; and grandparents, Norma Ceron, Kyle, Sharon and Robert Two Crow, Ricky Gray Grass and Mary Lou Black Crow, all of Wakpamni.

Eli was preceded in death by his father, Eli Feather Earring, Sr.; stepfather, Robert Joseph Rosales; uncle, Terrance Mesteth; brother in law, JoDon Shangreaux; grandparents, Matthew Mesteth, Sr., Edgar Ghost Bear and Linda Feather Earring; and great-grandmother, Agnes Dozark.

A two night wake service will start at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, at the Little Wound School Small Gym in Kyle, with Father Ron Seminara officiating. Mr. Hawk Eye Montileaux and Mr. Sundown Montileaux will perform the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services will be held at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery, Porcupine.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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