Wake Thursday, October 24th from 7-10 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, S.D.
Further all night wake will be held on Friday, October 25th at The Community Center in Old Agency Village.
Aaliyah Jewel Wanna, “Aaya Beans” “Tateyuhanajin Win” (Standing Wind Woman), age 13 of Watertown, South Dakota, Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, October 21, 2019.
She was born on November 25, 2005 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota the daughter of Jayce Wanna and Tara Lake.
Aaliyah was a student at The Watertown Middle School where she also enjoyed volleyball, band, swimming, jingle dress dancer, artist, listening to music and reading.
Aaliyah enjoyed spending time with her large family. Her smile would bring joy to everyone around her. She had many interests…she loved to draw and do art projects. Aaliyah adored all of her siblings, uncle Ryker and all of her cousins. Aya was a very loving person with a kind, caring heart! She was very close to her grandparents, especially close to her grandma Kathy.
She will be greatly missed by all of her friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and family. Especially by her parents: Jayce Wanna and Tara Lake; great grandma: Delphine Wanna; grandparents: Tim and Kathy Lake, Alois and Jeff Wanna Jr. and Delight Cloud; siblings: Keanu Wanna, Cayce Wanna, Kaamil Wanna, Trinity Raymond, Desean Bird Horse, Nhacree Smith and Lataevia Smith; uncles: Brandon Lake, Alois Wanna, Christian Wanna and Ryker Wanna; aunts: Jenny Bissonette, Precioius Hewitt, Simone Lake and Gwen Lake; many more uncles, aunts and cousins.
Preceded in death by her great grandfathers: Alois “Louie” Wanna Jr., John Cloud II and Melvin Lake and her great grandmother Goldie Cloud and Ione Red Wing and aunt Cammy Bounphithack.
A wake will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 7-10 P.m. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota. Further all night wake will be held on Friday, October 25th beginning at 7:00 P.M. at The Community Center.
Funeral services for Aaliyah Jewel Wanna will be held on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 2:00 P.M. at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.
Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Church Cemetery in Sisseton, South Dakota.
Reverend Donnell and St. Mary’s Lay Readers will officiate.
Special music by Billy Kohl, Brian Akipa-flute, Tim White-guitarist and pianist Simone Lake. Drum group will be “Dakota Nation”
Casket Bearers will be Cyrus Hawkins, Woody Hawkins, Brandon Lake, Alois Wanna III, Ronnie Bissonette and James Crawford.