Bernice Edith Thompson was born November 7, 1955, at home in Potato Creek, S.D., to Henry Brown Sr. and Edna Mae Good Voice Elk. Bernice, 64, of Ely, Nev., made her journey to the Spirit World on March 12, 2020, in Ely.
Bernice is survived by her spouse, Stanley Thompson of Ely, NV; children, Nancy (Corey Caldwell) Wahtomy-Caldwell of Fort Hall, ID, Maggie Miller of Arapahoe, WY, Benjamin Miller, Jr. of Arapahoe, WY, and July Thompson of Duckwater, NV; siblings, Julia Brown of Fort Washakie, WY, Harry Brown of Pine Ridge, SD, Leroy Brown of Minneapolis, MN, Marvin Brown of Sioux Falls, SD, Grace (Thad) Walker of Florence, MS, Geraldine Brown of Minneapolis, MN, Sandra Brown of Polson, MT, Sophie Brown of Rushville, NE, Ellie Brown and Henrietta Brown both of Minneapolis, MN, Henry Brown of Oglala, SD, Chauncey Brown, Jr., of Rapid City, SD, Theresa (Dave) Mesteth of Rushville, NE, Ramona Brown of Pine Ridge, SD, Paula Brown-Simpson of Lawrence, KS, and Pete Brown of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Janae Crispin, Tori Miller, Nizhooni (Taylor) Chavez, Alondra Estrada, Angelina & Evelina Blackburn, Andy Thompson, Benjamin “Yamni” Miller III, and Pearl Miller; great grandchildren, Jalilah Chavez and Annalee Casterjon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Henry, Sr. and Edna Mae (Good Voice Elk) Brown; brothers, Chauncey Brown, Sr., Abel George Brown, and Henry Aaron Brown; sister, Catherine Brown; and granddaughter, Callie Wahtomy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Celia & Richard Farley, Marian & Wilbur “Chubbs” White Mouse, Lorraine Addison, Floyd Wilcox & Jane One Horn, Charles, Jr. and Carmen Gray & Family, Deborah Frazier, and All Friends & Relatives.
Memorial Services: 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Pastor Joe Cross
Burial Services: To Be Held At A Later Date
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD