Joseph “Jay-Jay” Matthew Bush, Jr., 25, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 16, 2021, at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City.
He was born in Martin on March 22, 1996, to Joseph Bush Sr., and Loretta M. Whirlwind Horse.
Jay-Jay is survived by his parents Joseph Bush, Sr. and Loretta M. Whirlwind Horse; daughter Bailey Bush; siblings Sarah Bush, Jonah Bush, Mateo Whirlwind Horse, Demetri Whirlwind Horse, Colven Long Knife, Catelynn Long Knife, Cehleesia Long Knife and Michael “Tank” Yankton; aunties, Karen bush, Sheri Timber, Clardene Black Tail Deer, Angel Bush,Lily Bush, Serena Bush, Tammy Whirlwind Horse, Lori Whirlwind Horse, Julie Poor Bear and Corrie Ann Campbell; uncles Fred Bush, Jr., Bruce One Horn, Warren “Gus” Yellow Hair, Corey Whirlwind Horse; special cousins Fred “Yamni” Bush III, Dallas Whirlwind Horse, Chris Mousseaux, Kiana Whirlwind Horse; grandfather Fred Bush Sr.; Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jay-Jay is preceded in death by his grandparents Charlene Bush-White Horse, Felicia Bush, Arveal and Loretta Whirlwind Horse and cousin Kamilla Sioux Calf.
Pallbearers will be Fred “Yamni” Bush III, Chris Mousseaux, Mateo Whirlwind Horse, Demetri Whirlwind Horse, Dallas Whirlwind Horse and Tyler Ruff.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friend and relatives.
A one night wake service will start at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the Activity Center in Martin. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, May 23, also at the Activity Center with Reverend John Bush, Sr. and Pastor Park Timber officiating. Burial services will be held at the Lakota Chapel Cemetery in Martin.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.