2017-05-18 / The Holy Road

Stacey “Sonny” Reed, Jr.

Stacey “Sonny” Reed, Jr. was born on June 19, 1940 in Fort Duchesne, UT to Stacy Reed, Sr. and Elsie May (Denver) Reed. Stacey lost his courageous 4 year fight against cancer on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Sonny is survived by his wife of 46 years, Vivian Reed of Oglala, SD; sisters, Mary (Mike) Homma of Texas, Bea Harper of NM, Pauline Reed of AZ, and Inga (Sam Hollenkemp of KY; brother, Wayne Reed of UT; daughters, Deb Red Star and Ellen Fills Pipe of Oglala, SD, and Edwina (Nick) Gibbons of Chadron, NE; sons, Rod Red Starr of Elko, NV and Lance Fills Pipe of Oglala, SD; twelve grandchildren, Sandra, Paulina (Marlon), Veronica, Rushell, Kayla & Russ, Jr. Fast Wolf, Gabriella, Braedon, Bella, & Tano Fills Pipe; Ilyanna and Edwin Fills Pipe; great granddaughter, Suraya Kelly; great grandson, Noah Fills Pipe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Stacey, Sr. and Elsie Reed; son, Stacey “Duke” Reed III; daughter, Sandra Reed; and numerous beloved brothers and sisters.

A one-night wake service was held for Stacey at 3:00 PM, Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD. Funeral services took p

Ace at 11:00 AM, Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD., with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating and traditional Lakota services conducted by Mr. Ivis Long Visitor. Burial services concluded at the Fills the Pipe-Reed Family Cemetery, Lakeside, Oglala, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

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