William Lee Clifford

William Lee Clifford, Sr., 31, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away September 6, 2020, in Rapid City.

William Lee Clifford, Sr., was born on December 24, 1988, in Pine Ridge to Joseph Lee Clifford, Jr. and Annabelle June Martinez. William made his journey to the Spirit World on September 6, 2020, in Rapid City.

William is survived by his father, Joseph Lee Clifford Jr.; children, Jaliyah A. Clifford, Lanayah White Magpie, Kha’Nie Clifford, Anita “AJ” Clifford, Carlos Clifford, William Clifford Jr., and John Julius “JJ” Brewer; brothers, Charles “Chuck” Mousseaux, Washington, D.C., Patrick L. Clifford, Batesland, David Clifford, Gordon, Neb., Joseph Clifford, Rapid City, John Clifford and Richard Clifford, both of Pine Ridge, Maximus Martinez, Rapid City, JLee Big Crow, Black Hawk, and Coy (Mitzi) Big Crow, Oglala; sisters, Anne (Ernie) Abold, Batesland, Marie (Calvin) Monroe, Gordon Junction, Denise Clifford, Batesland, Tanya Clifford, Jennifer (Gentry) Ribitsch, Brandy Clifford, Christina (Les) Clifford all of Pine Ridge, Daisy Martinez, and Passion Martinez both of Rapid City; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

William was preceded in death by his mother, Annabelle Martinez; sisters, Anita “AJ” Clifford and Gloria Clifford; brother, Joe Martinez; maternal grandparents, Seth B. Martinez and Christine (Gay) Martinez; and paternal grandparents, Joseph L. Clifford, Sr. and Thelma L. (Garcia) Clifford.

A one night wake service was held starting at 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 11, at Joe Clifford’s Residence, Northridge Housing in Pine Ridge.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 12, at Joe Clifford’s Residence Northridge Housing in Pine Ridge.

Burial services were held at the Martinez Family Cemetery in Wounded Knee.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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