Viola “Violet” Merclyn Little Hawk-Alford was born on February 25, 1935 in Pine Ridge, SD to Charles James Little Hawk, Sr. and Ellaria (Sierra) Little Hawk. Viola made her journey to the Spirit World on March 4, 2021. Violet lived a very beautiful and humble life surrounded by family, extended family, and friends. Violet always made sure whoever came to visit had something to eat. She kept cookies for the grandkids and neighborhood kids and fed all the neighborhood dogs as well. The memories of Violet are too numerous to pick just one, she made a lasting impact on everyone she came in contact with. Our most treasured memory of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother would have to be how she would stand on her porch to wave goodbye until we were out of sight. Violet was the last of the original North Ridge tenants, living on the top block for 51 years. Mom, you are loved so much, there will be an empty place in all of our hearts. The matriarch of our family has left to the Spirit World but it will never be goodbye, only Toksha Ake. Viola was survived by her spouse, Lorenzo Brave Heart; daughters, Charlene (Al) Alford of Lincoln, NE, Sharon (Felipe) Munoz of Fort Worth, TX, Carla (Alford) Allen of Gering, NE, Lorie (George) Brave Heart of Chadron, NE, and Lorna (John) Torres of Rapid City, SD; sons, Darrell Alford, Michael Alford, Jared Alford, and Pablito Alford; siblings, Stanley Little Hawk, Sr., Charles Little Hawk, Jr., and Bessie Little Hawk-Waters; grandchildren, Darrell, Regina, Travis, Thomas, Jr., Melissa, Flor, Vanessa, Amy, Felipe, Jr., Armando, Cassie, Stephanie, Michael, Russell, Jared, Tiffanee, Cody, Roy, Jr., Gene, Katherine, Kaelyn, Tayza, Lisa, Anjelita, Jesus, John, & Alejandro; 54 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Charles James Little Hawk, Sr. and Ellaria (Sierra) Little Hawk; brothers, Lavern Little Hawk, Peter Little Hawk, Richard Little Hawk, Sr., and Cecil Little Hawk, Sr.; daughters, Francine Alford and Andrea C. Brave Heart; and grandson, Pablo Galindo, Jr. Pallbearers will be Darrell Alford, Jared Alford, Gene Salazar, Jesus Galindo, Travis Alford, Thomas Patton, Jr., Glen Jealous of Him, David Waters, Russell Alford, and Gary Little Hawk, Jr. Alternate pallbearers will be Richard Little Hawk, Jr., Felipe Munoz, Jr., Pablito Alford, Mariano Alford, Frank Waters, Howard Little Hawk, and Cecil Little Hawk, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Armando Munoz, Michael Alford, Cody Brave Heart, Roy Salazar, John Galindo, Alejandro Galindo, Felipe Munoz, Sr., George Janis, Alden Pumpkin Seed, Tim Big Crow, John Molina, Matthew Castillo, Federico Cruz, Cecil Little Hawk, Sr. Family, Richard Little Hawk, Sr. Family, Stanley Little Hawk, Sr. & Family, Charles Little Hawk, Jr. & Family, Bessie Waters & Family, Dan Rodriguez & Family, Al Whiting & Family, George Dreamer & Family, Melvin Bissonette Family, Francine Janis & Family, Thomas Patton, Sr. & Family, Leona Vitalis Family, Rex Long Visitor-Holy Dance Family, Rita Blindman & Family, Beatrice Weasel Bear Family, Sierra Family, Cecilia Martin Family, Newton & Delphine Two Two Family, Mike Tyon, Dewey Brave Heart Family, Blacksmith Family, Lawrence & Ava Hunter Family, Hilda Lame Family, Christine Red Kettle & Family, Eileen Merrival, Waylon Janis, Bernard Kills Right, Poor Bear & Hard Heart Families From Calico, Johnson Family, Kills Enemy Family, Lakota Family, White Plume Family, Cancer Institute, and All Family & Friends. Wake Services: 11:30 AM, Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Advent Chapel in Calico Community, SD Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Advent Chapel in Calico Community, SD Officiating: To Be Announced Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Robert Red Feather Burial Services: Advent Chapel Cemetery, Calico Community, SD
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Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD