Jessica Arna Bad Wound was born on August 16, 2017, in Rapid City, S.D. to Jesse Elk and Katheena Bad Wound. Jessica made her journey to the Spirit World on March 22, 2018, near Wounded Knee, SD.
Jessica is survived by her mother, Katheena Bad Wound; grandparents, Hannah Clifford and Austin and Lisa Watkins; great-grandparents, Marvin and Linda Bad Wound, hunka grandparents, Bill and Jonnie Clifford; sister, Lainey White Hawk, Jayden Bad Wound, and Alicen Ferguson; brothers, Jesse Elk and Lante Elk; uncles, David LaDeaux, Dorrian Clifford, Wade Vocu, Austin Watkins, Jr., Matthew Watkins, Sr., Byron Head, Joseph Elk, Maurice Elk, Jr. and Renzel Watkins; aunties, Crystal Bad Wound, Melinda Bad Wound, Kelley Pourier, Phyllis (Cory) Watkins-Vrooman, Delilah Watkins, Ashley Elk, and Wilma Watkins.
Wake services began at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 25, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, with Rosary Services at 7:00 p.m., Sunday evening at the Church Hall in Kyle.
Mass of Christian Burial began at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 26, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, with Father Ron Seminara officiating. Mr. Hawkeye Montileaux and Mr. Sundown Montileauz performed the traditional Lakota service.
Burial services were held at the St. Barnabas Episcopal Cemetery, Kyle.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.