July 14, 1992 ~ August 21, 2022
RAPID CITY – Acey D. Morrison, 30, made her journey to the Spirit World on August 21, 2022 in Rapid City, SD. Acey was born on July 14, 1992 in Pine Ridge, SD to Edelyn Catches and Lincoln Joseph Cross Dog Jr.
Acey was what we call our two-spirit relative. To those she held in her heart and to those who held her in their hearts, seeing her in her wholeness. She was kindhearted, down to earth, joyous, respectful, and loving soul. She was a helpful and giving person who was always there for her family and friends. Acey always put a smile on others and had those around her laughing and happy. She always had her natural ways in being there for those she loved. She used laughter as medicine and chose self-love to heal wounds. She was the one to open her home up to you, give you her lasts, then inspire you to keep going, “this too shall pass”.
We will remember her as who she was to each of us: authentic, and unapologetic. As the one who strived to succeed, she set goals and reached them, then set another. Her work ethic and her openness to learn was guidance to all of her achievements. She navigated this life through her big dreamer eyes and was always headed for the brighter days. So with that, we will remember her as who she was on her brightest days. We wish her healing and that our love be with her on her journey to the other side.
Acey is survived by her mother, Edelyn “Sis” Catches; godmother, Emily Catches; sisters, Raena (Albert Brave III)Cross Dog, Casina (Earl) Brewer, Diandra (Donald Swain) Catches, and Mary Catches; brothers, Stevie Ray Cross Dog, Daniel Freeman, Mark New Holy, Christopher New Holy, Everett Catches, Dale “Crazy Man” Two Eagles, and Ben Catches; hunka sisters, Katrina Ramos and Marie Lemon; hunka brothers, Rico Ramos and Casey Morton; aunts/uncles, Bernice (Jim Green) Catches of Martin, SD, Judy Catches, Arvella June Catches, and Caroline “Babe” Hunter, all of Chadron, NE, Elaine (Lyle) Steele of Rockyford, SD and Mary Brewer of Sioux Falls, SD; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Acey was preceded in death by her father, Lincoln Cross Dog, Jr.; grandparents, Everett Catches, Sr. and Hildegard Catches; great grandmother, Rose Catches; aunts, Theresa Hunter, Olivia Freeman, Mary Lou Running Horse, and Doreen Richards; uncles, Dale Catches, Sr., Martin Catches, Sr., Gaylord Catches, Sr., Elroy Catches, Sr., Marvin Catches, and Neville Red Star; cousins, Jayce Iron Horse, Jamar Iron Horse, Michael Tobacco, Thomas “Joe Boo” Catches, Laura Catches, Gaylord Catches, Jr., and Dale “Tuffy” Catches, Jr.; and niece, Hazel Grace Catches.
Pallbearers will be Stevie Ray Cross Dog, Daniel Freeman, Jonathan Catches, Joseph Catches, Rico Ramos, Dale Two Eagles, Mark New Holy, Christopher New Holy, Everett Catches, Elroy Catches, Jr., and Casey Morton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Country Inn & Suites – All Staff & Friends, fellow employees at Sam’s Club and Walmart, all of Rapid City, SD, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church Hall in Oglala, SD
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Friday, September 2, 2022 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church Hall in Oglala, SD
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Michael Catches
Burial Services: Catches Family Cemetery, Calico Community, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
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