Emily Marcella Rain White was born June 11, 2012, in Rapid City, S.D., to William White and Randene Yankton. Emily, 7, of Wanblee, made her journey to the spirit world on October 25, 2019 in Wanblee.
Emily is survived by her mother, Randene Yankton of Wanblee, SD; her father, William White of Whiteshield, ND; sister, Releah Yankton; brothers, Sonny & Randen Yankton and Jayden White; grandmothers, Gertie(Ashley)Yankton of Wanblee, SD and Leone White of White Shield, ND; grandfather, Dennis Yellow Bird of White Shield, ND; paternal great grandmother, Maggie Yellow Bird of White Shield, ND; aunties, Nichole White and Chasmine Yellow Bird of White Shield, ND, Rhonda Yankton and Rella Yankton of Rapid City, SD, Revalynn Montileaux of Wanblee, SD; uncles, Eric Yellow Bird of White Shield, ND and Royden Yankton of Wanblee, SD.
Emily was preceded in death by her aunt, Raquel Yankton; uncle, Randy “Pete” Yankton; maternal grandfather, Royal Delane Yankton; and paternal great grandparents, Eugene & Marcella White.
Pallbearers; Albert Curry Jr., Delane “Sonny” Yankton, Randy “Son” Yankton, and Roylynn “Lenny” Shot With Arrow-Yankton
Honorary pallbearers will be her best friend, Heaven Mesteth, Mandi Rose Amiotte, Crazy Horse 2nd grade class, board, staff and students, Eagle Nest District, Three Affiliated Tribes, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rick Red Blanket, All her relations from the Three Affiliated tribes, Rita & Mavis Rogers, Randa Yankton, Rainy Montileaux, Royden Yankton Jr, Rebecca Bettelyoun-Yankton, Angel Yankton, Melanie Bettelyoun, Clara, Charlize, & Cydnee Bettelyoun, Reason Yankton.
Wake Services: Two night wake services will begin at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 9, 2019 and Sunday November 10, 2019 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD
Officiating: Father Ed Hunt
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Richard Moves Camp and Mr. Wilbur “Chub” White Mouse
Graveside Services: Ashley-Yankton Family Cemetery, Sand Creek, Wanblee, SD located 2.5 miles North West of Wanblee behind Gertie Yankton’s residence.Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD