Akicita Zuya Rogers
February 24, 2022 ~ December 7, 2022
Akicita Zuya Rogers was born on February 24, 2022 to Clayton Dale Red Elk and Deonna Larae Rogers in Rapid City, SD. Akicita made his journey to the Spirit World on December 7, 2022 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Akicita is survived by his mother, Deonna Rogers; father, Clayton Red Elk; siblings, Danaisa Rogers, and Ohitika Red Elk; grandparents, Mavis Wilcox, Beverly Red Elk, and Jewel Rogers; aunts, Kayla (Byron Shot With Arrow) Thomas, Jeanine (Moses) Weaver of Okinawa, Japan, Rita (Kacey Cummings) Rogers, Andrea Rogers, Darchelle Rogers, Hope (Brent) LaMont, Julie (Stacy) Chipps, Dorothy, Tanya, Nicole, Latisha, Justice, Kansas, Candace, Courtney, Tate Win, and Sundance Chipps; uncles, Sylvester (Waysha) Thomas, Norman (Jasinda) Rogers III, Kayson LaMont, Benjamin Chipps, Jr., Opijata, Hoksila, and Zaptan Chipps/Red Elk; and great grandparents, Ernest Red Elk, Annie Red Elk, Lena Chipps, Norman (Eunice) Rogers, Sr., Betty (Abel) Red Bird, and Marlys Robertson.
Akicita was preceded in death by his grandfather, Norman Rogers, Jr.; cousin, Anastasia Rogers; grandparents, Robert and Marie Rogers, Ione Bad Cob, Albert Wilcox, William Warren, Thomas & Annie Rose Bad Cob, Mary Ellen Wagner, Margaret Chipps, Benjamin Chipps, Sr., and Roger Red Elk, Sr.
Pallbearers will be Roy Blue Legs, Byron Shot With Arrow, Frank Rogers, and Kacey Cummings.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kayson LaMont, CJ LaMont, Ernest Red Elk, Marlys Robertson, Annie Red Elk, Ellen & Danley Beisch, Barbara Danley, Trajan, Onzei, Zaidyn, and Honor Weaver, Terrayah Rogers, Talayah “Sugar” Peters, Savannah, Jaseyona, & Waciwin Thomas, Aviana & Marcella Howling Wolf, Genesis (CJ) Thomas, Jordan, Travion, Hayvan, & Amara Rogers, Teigan, Tailey, & Taiyah Rogers, Kazzlyn Cummings, Shoni Marshall, Kaina, Bella, & Kaeya Rooks, Charlotte Bad Cob & Family, Bonita Bad Cob & Family, Marvis Bad Cob & Family, Sam Pretty Bear & Family, Tisavera Bad Cob Baires & Family, Donroy Bad Cob, Jim Rogers & Family, Gilbert Rogers & Family, Lucy Bishop & Family, Mike Rogers & Family, and all Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, December 16, 2022 at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD.
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD.
Officiant: Chris Grillo
Traditional Lakota Services: Richard Moves Camp, and Calvin Red Elk
Drum Group: Eagle Nest Singers
Burial Services: Wanblee Presbyterian Cemetery, Wanblee, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD