Michael James Featherman was born August 12, 1986, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Rayford Featherman and Karen Between Lodges. Michael, 33, of Oglala, made his journey to the Spirit World on December 3, 2019, in Oglala.
Michael is survived by his children, Maleiah Featherman, Jeanette Star Comes Out, Misha Featherman and Meeko Elleo Renn Featherman, all of Oglala, SD; brothers, Charles (Xaviera) Long Soldier, Jr. of Oglala, SD and Norman (Crystal) Featherman of Rapid City, SD; sisters, Arlette (Kendall) Brought Plenty of Ft. Yates, ND, Lahnee Long Soldier (Harley Cortier) of #4 Community near Pine Ridge, SD, Tahnee (Victor) Between Lodges-Robles of Ogden, UT, and Ola and Precious Featherman, both of Oglala, SD; hunka brother, Jaeden Long Soldier of Oglala, SD; father, Rayford Featherman of St. Louis, MO; Hunka Ate, john Red Feather of #4 Community near Pine Ridge, SD; and special friend, Eleanor Two Eagle of Oglala, SD.
Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Between Lodges; brothers, Baby Ray Featherman, Brett Long Soldier and Kenneth Wayne Featherman; sisters, Carla and Cheryl Long Soldier; aunt, Noreen Between Lodges; and grandparents, Walter Between Lodges and Nora Frogg.
Pallbearers will be: Brandon Kills Small, Austin Cuny, Jerrod Little, Isaiah Martin, Mike Little Wolf, BJ Plenty Arrows, Ernie Stands, Harland Dreaming Bear, Jr., Jaeden Long Soldier, Dale Hannaberger, Jon Brave and Jake Two Bulls.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jude Little, Wade Bagola, Jib Roan Eagle, Mitch Bagola, Hoksila Blacksmith, Jordan Good Weasel, Corrine Brave, Harley Cortier, Hilda Kills Small, Valerie Janis, Iris Between Lodges, Annabelle Between Lodges, Sam Blacksmith, Derek Yellow Cloud, Donald Brave, Sr., Stephen Kills Small, Quinn Kills Small, Wyatt Blacksmith, Will He Crow, Jeremy Weston, Mark Weston, Kelly Brave, Kim Cavanaugh, Lori Holmes, Quiltman Sahme, Mike Lee, Tammy Hale, Jackson Brave, Chris Long Visitor, David He Crow, Kelly Pulliam, Gene Little, Linda Yellow Horse, Brooke Brave, Lloyd Two Bulls, Robbie White Eyes, Phillip Iron Bear, Sody Pulliam, Paul Weasel Bear, Berta Little Spotted Horse, Moose Two Elk, Delano Two Elk, Mona Brave, Willis Lakota, Corby Long Soldier, Antone Bad Heart Bull, Anfernee Bad Heart Bull, Toby Long Soldier, Jason Long Soldier, Eugene Chief Eagle, Charles Long Soldier III, Jesse Rouillard, Jr., Briar Featherman, Kendall Brought Plenty, Jr., Kenyan Brought Plenty, Mason Featherman, Louie from Denver, CO, Eris Sutton, Leon Schwartz, Charley “Chicken” Long Soldier, Michael Waters, Pansy Little Wolf & family, Angie Two Lance & family, Violet Two Lance & family, Beverly Two Lance & family, Steve & Marvin Ross, Carol & Chuck Bravo & family, Dino Yellow Horse & family, Raphael Hernandez & family, Albert Brave, Jr. & family, Tim & Elaine Harris, Blacksmith Family, Winston Family, Wambli Mani Sundancers, Oglala Reds, Water Protectors, Humble Fire, Tokala Society, Cherry Creek, OSTAS Medics, Isna Wica Class of 2000 and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service with the first night starting at 12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Re-Creation Center in Oglala, SD and the second night wake starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD with evening prayers starting at 7:00 PM each night.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Brother Rene Hall in Oglala, SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Ivis Long Visitor and Wambli Mani Sundancers
Graveside Services: Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD