Alicia Alma Lee Janis “Anpo Wicahpi Winyan,” was born February 20, 1988, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Bobbie Jo Janis and Francis Good Lance and her other parents, Marvin and Valerie Janis. Alicia, 31, of Rapid City, made her journey to the Spirit World on October 1, 2019, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Alicia is survived by her only son, Tokala Ohitika Chase In Winter; mother, Bobbie Jo Janis; brothers, Brandon (Diamond) Kills Small, Wyatt Blacksmith, Francis Good Lance, Jr., Tayton Kills Small, and Teldon Kills Small; sisters, Amber Janis, Kimberly Nez, Monique Standing Bear, Geri Janis, Sioux Dawn (Maya) Janis, and Freda Running Shield; grandparents, Corrine Brave, Shirley Ward, Patty (Rudy) Mestaz, Hope Brings Plenty, Mary Merrival, Vienna Red Feather, and Enoch and Della Brings Plenty; aunts, Hilda Kills Small, Christina (Thomas) Anderson, Mindy Janis, Dana (Sam) Chase In Winter, Lori Bagola, Ingrid One Feather, Mona Brave, and Danette Martinez; uncles, Charles Janis, Sr., Marvin Janis, Jr., Marjoe Janis, Renfred Good Lance, Donovan (Judy) Kills Small, Kerman (Barb) Kills Small, James Kills Small, Donald and Albert Brave, Jr., and Daniel Two Bulls; nieces and nephews, Lorenzo Janis-Standing Bear, Evelyn Janis-Standing Bear, Pedro Perez, Jr., Braylon “Scooter” Black Crow, Paisley, Roberta, Kendolyn, and Penelope Kills Small; and close friends, Elaina Two Bulls-Steele, Vanna Bear Saves Life, Felecia Dreaming Bear, Ola Featherman, Paulina Fast Wolf, Jess Janis, Stacie Big Crow, Tiffany Hill, Andy Janis, Beejay Titus, Tahnee Between Lodges, Rose Plenty Arrows, Sioux Dawn Janis, Delores Janis, Ellen Kills Small, Mina Young, and Sophia Janis.
Alicia was preceded in death by her father, Francis Good Lance; daughter, Kyrie Lee Francis; unci Vera Good Lance and unci Mabel Avalos; cousins, Kelsey Good Lance, Elijah Blue Martin, and Geri Jane Plenty Arrows; and auntie, Eldora Kills Small.
Pallbearers will be Brandon/Tayton Kills Small, Isaiah Martin, B.J. Plenty Arrows, Hoksila/Jodean Blacksmith, J.D. Brave, Steven/Quinn Kills Small, Bryan Walking, Steve Eastman, Sheldon He Crow, Pedro Perez, Jeffrey LeBeau, Joseph Brings Plenty, Charles Janis, Jr., Travis Bagola, Wyatt Blacksmith, John Swift Hawk, and Eric Carpio.
Honorary pallbearers will be Good Lance Family, Kills Small Family, Brave Family, Plenty Arrows Family, Swift Hawk Family, Mestaz Family, Martinez Family, Black Crow Family, Janis Family, Stands Family, Blackstone Family, Red Feather Family, Walking Family, Martin Family, Between Lodges Family, Long Soldier Family, Featherman Family, Belt Family, Fills The Pipe Family, Weston Family, Two Bulls Family, Bagola Family, New Holy Family, Palmer Family, Sounding Side Family, Garnier Family, Hill Family, Salas Family, Standing Bear Family, Dreaming Bear Family, Brings Plenty Family, Rouillard Family, Twila Keester, Kayla Mousseau, Melissa Blacksmith & Family, Karen Eagle & Family, Roberta & Family, Arlyn & Tina & Family, Melvin Nez, Darby Steele, Kiesha Brewer & Family, Lacy Weston & Family, Kayla Ten Fingers, Jesse Avalos, Roberta Martin, Vera Rose & Girls, Francesca & Boys, Avera Transplant Team, Wild Oglala AIM, Loneman School, Pine Ridge High School, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM each night of the wake with tokala roll call at 8:00 PM, Monday, October 7, 2019.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Officiating: To Be Announced
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Ivis Long Visitor and Mr. John Red Feather
Graveside Services: Good Lance-Brave Family Cemetery, #6 Community, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD