Samantha Lou Belt was born November 3, 2000, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Leah Fire Thunder and Henry Belt. Samantha, 18, of Manderson, made her journey to the Spirit World on May 7, 2019 in Manderson.
Samantha is survived by her mother, Leah Fire Thunder, Manderson; father, Henry Belt, Devil’s Lake, N.D.; siblings, William Belt, Manderson, Louis Belt, White Horse Creek Community, Manderson, Casey Belt, Paul John and Mariah Running Hawk, all of Manderson; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandmothers.
Samantha was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alphonso Belt, Sara Lou Little Soldier-Belt, Bluch Fire Thunder Sr., and Lucille Little-Fire Thunder.
Pallbearers will be Stevie LaDeaux, Juliana Labatte, Laweka Protector, Emma Belt, Kristina Looks Twice, Mary Steele, Savannah Belt, Marlene Catches, Chantelle Red Stone and Fredricka Mesteth.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jessica Red Elk, Maxine & Theresa Mesteth & family, Cody Tail, Loni Brown Bull, Sharon & Phillip Jumping Eagle, RaeAnn & Tony Gomez & family, LeAnna Jumping Eagle, Olivia Grass & family, Babette Thin Elk & family, Denise Jumping Eagle & family, Jill Mesteth & family, Cindy Kicking Bear & family, Craig Yankton & family, Virginia Yankton & family, Christine Provost & family, Margaret Belt & family, Alfonzo Belt & family, Lena Belt & family, Amy Belt & family, Candace Red Shirt & family, Florence Ten Fingers & family, Orville Belt & family, Ambrose Belt & family, Charlotte Belt & family, Michelle Belt & family, Pam Belt & family, Cinkala Eagle Hawk, Brenda Protector, Delphine Eagle Hawk, Joyce Jumping Eagle, Rhonda Jumping Eagle, Josh Steele, Garfield Steele, Betty & Eldwin Little Dog, Frank & Stephanie Ghost, Willene Kills Enemy, Wounded Knee District School Staff & Students, Pine Ridge High School Staff & Students and All Friends & Relatives
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 2:00 PM. Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD with evening prayers starting at 7:00 PM each night.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Wounded Knee District School in Manderson, SD
Officiating: Pastor Thomas Jernigan
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Mike Little Boy
Burial Services: Makasan Presbyterian Cemetery, Oglala, SDArrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD