Black Elk, Clifford

Clifford Wayne Black Elk, 49, of Pine Ridge, S.D. passed away on March 16, 2019 at Rapid City.

Clifford Wayne Black Elk was born on May 8, 1969 in Pine Ridge to Wilson Black Elk, Sr., and Sharon Lee Monroe.  Clifford made his journey to the Spirit World on March 16 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Jeanette Black Elk; children, Lawayne Black Elk, Tara Black Elk, Lillian Black Elk, Clifford Black Elk, Jr., Jenny (Ed) Stover, Bert “BJ” Montileaux, Stella (Dave) Rogers, Kimberly Janis, Danielle Janis, Elizabeth Richards, Justine Carlow, Kaitlin Little Moon and Lovetta Little Moon; grandchildren, Katie Black Elk, Raiden Red Shirt, Marques Two Lance, Colleen Black Elk, Little Ed Stover, Sadie Rogers, Emlee Two Lance, McKenzie Stover, Chloe Rogers, Adam Trejo, Jr., and Baby Dave Rogers; brothers, Ben (Marla) Black Elk, Calvin (Therese) Monroe, Own (Dawn) Black Elk, and Tom Poor Bear; sisters, Loretta Running Hawk, Avis Monroe, and Iva Black Elk; and hunka father, Francis “Chubbs” Thunder Hawk.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson Black Elk, Sr., and Sharon Monroe-Black Elk; son, “Baby Boy” Black Elk; brothers, Wilson “Wally” Black Elk, Jr., Loren Black Elk, and Webster Poor Bear; cousin, Abraham Tobacco; nephew, David “RC” Janis; niece, Mariah Montileaux; and godparents, Donnie Chavez, Lillian Chavez, and Iris Oldman.  

Two night wake services started at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge with evening services starting at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services started at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23,  at the Billy Mills Hall.

Officiating was Pastor Craig Wexler.

Traditional Lakota Services were officiated by Mr. Cecil Apple.

Burial Services were held at the Black Elk Family Cemetery, Little’s Flat, Oglala.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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