Debrah Eunice Ferguson was born December 2, 1960, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Fred Ferguson Sr. and Doreen (Bettelyoun) Ferguson. Debrah, 59, of Kyle, made her journey to the Spirit World on December 6, 2019 at the Regional Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City.
Debrah is survived by her spouse, Elwin Broken Rope, Sr.; children, Roger Keester, Anthony Hernandez, John (Clarissa) Hernandez, Travis Keester, Debbie Kay Ferguson, Gilvern (Kellery) Ferguson, Katrina Broken Rope, Elvira Broken Rope, Aaron Broken Rope, Elwood Broken Rope, and Elwin Broken Rope, Jr.; siblings, Ted (Annie) Ferguson, Kelly Ferguson, Danny (Delores) Ferguson, and Lesa Ferguson; mother, Kay Ferguson; 17 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Debrah was preceded in death by her father, Fred Ferguson, Sr.; siblings, Laura Ferguson and Fred Ferguson, Jr.; aunt, Pearl Herman; grandparents, John & Alice Ferguson; twin children, December Rose Ferguson and Gilvern Ferguson, Jr.; sister-in-law, Delores Takes War Bonnett; and brother-in-law, Ray Lee Takes War Bonnett, Sr.
Pallbearers will be John Hernandez, Neil Janis, James Ferguson, Gerard Janis, Travis Keester, Ray Takes War Bonnett, Jr., Skylar Hunter, and Stuart Janis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kay Ferguson & Family, Butch Janis & Family, Hernandez Family, Elliott Kills In Water, Lois Lays Hard, Mona Little Dog & Children, April Nelson & Family, Dean & Monique Two Crow, Kim Janis, Colette Red Owl, Shonna Hunter, Theresa Ferguson & Family, LaDene Ferguson & Family, Michele Palmier, Devonna Clifford-Forward & Family, Gaylord Broken Leg-Short Horn & Family, Nancy Broken Rope & Family, Julia Broken Rope & Family, Marjorie Broken Rope & Family, Belnita Little Bear & Family, Joe & Cleveland Broken Rope & Family, Colleen Sitting Bear & Family, Emmaline & Irvin One Horn & Family, Alvon Little Whiteman & Family, Joyce & Didiere DuPonte & Family, Janice Morrison & Family, Diane One Horn & Family, Wilma Witt, Cheryl Red Owl, Darla Red Owl, Nicholas Janis, Jody Janis & Family, Suzie Justice & Family, Carmelita One Horn & Family, Adam Clifford & Family, Taylor Janis & Family, Franklin & Marlene Forward & Family, Mary Little Whiteman & Family, Joe Shangreaux, Mike Shangreaux, Donovan Shangreaux, Ferguson Family, Iron Crow Family, Takes War Bonnett Family, Herman Family, Puckett Family, Bettelyoun Family, Janis Family, Brave Heart Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church near Kyle, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Friday, December 13, 2019 at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Kyle, SD
Officiating: Father Ron Seminara, S.J.
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Francis Morrison
Burial Services: St. Barbara’s Catholic Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD