Cortier, Andrea

Andrea Michelle Cortier, 28, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away May 14, 2018, in Pine Ridge.

Andrea Michelle Cortier was born on April 5, 1990, in Chadron, Neb., to Edna Georgia Irene Wilson and Adrian Cortier. Andrea made her journey to the Spirit World on May 14, 2018, in Pine Ridge.

Andrea is survived by her children, Royal, Timothy and Jonathan “Baby Jon: Bull Bear, all of Pine Ridge; sister, Florence Lone Elk, Rapid City; brothers, Richard Lone Elk and Richard “Jr” Lame, both of Pine Ridge; father, Adrian Cortier, Pine Ridge; grandparents, James Wilson, Rapid City, and Maynard and Lyla Cortier, both of the #4 Community.

Andrea was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan Bull Bear; mother, Edna Wilson; sister, Christina Lone Elk; grandmother, Florence (Whipple) Wilson; and uncles, James Wilson IV and Charles Wilson.

A one night wake service started at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 21, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala.

Funeral services began at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, with Pastor Elton Yellow Boy officiating and Mr. Richard Broken Nose performing the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services were held at the Wilson Family Cemetery, #4 Community.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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