Charla Morrison Reynolds
“Zuya Mani Win”,
began her journey to the spirit world on Tuesday, September 14, 2021,
at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, GA.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. MDT, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bridger. Burial to follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Bridger. A wake will be held 7:00 p.m. MDT, Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the Bridger Community Building, with a procession at 6:00 p.m. from the Hwy 34 Junction.
Charla was born in Philip, SD, to Connie Blue Legs and Clifford (Tuffy) Morrison Jr. (deceased)
Charla attended Crazy Horse School, Wanblee. SD and Little Wound School, Kyle, SD, where she graduated in May of 2001. On June 8, 2001 she joined the Army, and she served for 17 years until she decided to retire to take care of her family. She went on seven deployments to Iraq and one deployment to Afghanistan. She received the following decorations: Army Commendations Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendations, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
After retirement, she attended South University working towards a degree in psychology and was a volunteer with C.A.S.A.
Although she lived in Savannah Georgia, twice a year she would come back to Bridger to visit her family. If she came back in July and January, she would light up Bridger with fireworks, just to impress her children, nieces, and nephews. She would also take her children to Powwows and teach them the Lakota ways, and she would go with her uncle, Vernell White Thunder in Kyle, SD, to take a sweat every time she came for a visit. She loved her Lakota way of life and was proud to be a Lakota Soldier.
She leaves behind her husband, Tim; four children: Akicita Hajile Cook, Ta’Te Omani Win Miranda Johnson, Nathaniel Ohitika Wakuta Reynolds, and Dillon Cetan Napesni Reynolds; mother, Connie Blue Legs; siblings: Sara Morrison (Cheyenne and Matthew), Elissa Morrison (Louis WWH, Jaxon, Louis V, Jasper and Emilia), Konan Morrison (Hoksila and McKenzie), and Elijah Morrison (Eli, Ella, Tuffy, and Trey); grandmas: Zouie Ocean Lone Eagle, and Patty Fortune; aunts: Sibyl Lone Eagle, Bonnie Belt, Celinda Belt, and Benita Belt; uncles: Vernell White Thunder, Bennett Belt, Brent Belt, and Brice Belt; and all her nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford “Tuffy” Morrison; maternal grandparents: Celeste Bear Eagle-Belt and Emil Blue Legs; paternal grandparents, Clifford and Eliza Morrison; uncles: Sylvester Blue Legs and Al Lone Eagle; cousins: Carrie Lone Eagle, Wyatt Belt, and BJ Hunts Horse.