2017-06-15 / The Holy Road

Tessie Julia Black Bear

Tessie Julia Black Bear was born on June 5, 1978 in Pine Ridge, SD to John “Tonto” Black Bear and Gloria Red Cloud. Tessie made her journey to the Spirit World on June 4, 2017 in Sioux Falls, SD.

Tessie is survived by her siblings, Damien Black Bear of Las Vegas, NV, Regina Black Bear of Riverton, WY, Harry Black Bear, Jesse Black Bear, and Dale Yellow Horse all of Pine Ridge, SD, Amy Metcalf and Silas Metcalf both of Rosebud, SD; daughter, Kyla Rouillard of Pine Ridge, SD

Tessie was preceded in death by her parents, John “Tonto” Black Bear and Gloria Red Cloud, and son, Floyd Rouillard III.

A one-night wake service was held for Tessie starting at 3:30 PM, Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. Funeral services took place at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Wakpamni CAP Office in Pine Ridge, SD. Burial services were conducted at the Red Cloud Family Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

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