Juanita Melane Gilbert, 52, made her journey to the Spirit World on June 19, 2021, at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City.
Juanita was born on March 16, 1969, in Pine Ridge to Emerson Spider, Sr. and Flora M. Pain On Hip.
She is survived by her father Emerson Spider, Jr., Evergreen; daughters SuAnne (Lenart) Pain On Hip and Markie Gilbert, Rapid City; son Virgil Rae Pain On Hip, Maryland; sons Charles Pain On Hip and Wesley Gilbert, Rapid City; siblings Erna Little Dog, Lovie Buckman, Wilbert Buckman, Jr. and Esther Buckman, Rapid City; and grandchildren Robert Lenart, IzaBella Lenart, Amelia Lenart, and Kasarah Pain On Hip.
Juanita was preceded in death by her mother Flora M. Pain On Hip; grandparents Esther Little Commander and Joan Buckman; granddaughter Christina Pain On Hip; cousins Shirley Bear Killer, Virgil Eagle Bear, Jerry Eagle Bear, Darrell Shannon, Anita Hollow Horn and Adrian Hollow Horn; and uncle Harold Hollow Horn.
Visitation services will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with funeral services starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge with cremation to follow the services. Pastor Pedro Sharpfish will be officiating and traditional Lakota services will be performed by Tyrone Bissonette.
A meal will be served at the Joyner Hall starting at 4:30 p.m.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.