Reginald Lee Roan Eagle Jr. Age 40
Born in Rapid City; SD 04/08/1980
Made his journey in Grand Forks, ND 01/17/2021
Reggie (JJ) was born to Reginald Lee Roan Eagle and Vina Pauline Janis on April 8, 1980, in Rapid City, South Dakota. From birth to 3 years 8 months he lived in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. His parents moved to Albuquerque, NM in January 1980: Reggie lived in Albuquerque, NM from 3 years 9 months to 12 years old and completing Kindergarten through 5 grade.
To spend more time with him last living grandparent, Reggie and his family moved to Riverton, Wyoming, and Reggie completed 6th through 8th grades at Arapaho, Wyoming. The family moved to Fort Washakie, Wyoming in 1993: wherein, Reggie completed 9th through 11th grades at Wyoming Indian High School in Ethete, Wyoming. Reggie, then completed 12th grade at Lander Valley Public School in Lander Wyoming in May 1998.
Reggie then attended one semester at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in August-December 1998. Reggie remained in Fort Washakie, Wyoming until September of 2000; wherein he moved to Mission, SD to be with his family. While there, he began working as a Correctional Officer for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and attended the Law Enforcement Academy in Artesia, New Mexico.
Reggie then moved back to Pine Ridge, South Dakota in 2002; wherein he completed one semester at Oglala Lakota Community College. He moved to Orlando, Florida with his buddy to help with living expenses for one year. Reggie returned to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, until November 2010, when he moved to Fort Totten, North Dakota, with his wife and children. Wherein, he started his places of Employment at Spirit Lake Early Head Start, Spirit Lake Casino & Resort, AMC Theater, Walmart, Spirit Lake Tribe Security.
Reggie was a family man, stand up guy, always was a kind hearted, all around nice friend. They don’t make them like him everyday. There are so many things to say about Reggie, he’s a father, brother, son, uncle, role model, and a loving husband. Reggie was a selfless person who took pride in helping his family. There’s nothing I can say that has been or would’ve been said about him. We will miss Reggie every day, he has been there for everyone as long as we can remember and nothing will be the same without him. We will not just be heartbroken about this single moment, we will be heartbroken every time we realize he’s not here anymore.
My dearest love, you have always been my best friend, my man, my love. I will forever cherish our beautiful memories together, with our babies and our families. You were the most sweetest person I’ve ever known, your smile was always nice to see, your laughter was always good to hear, and your crazy sense of humor was the best. I will always be thinking about you my love, I know you’re not suffering anymore and I am grateful for that but I will miss you dearly honey love. Rest In Peace. Your Wife Elauria.
Reggie is survived by Father Reginald Lee Roan Eagle Sr., Mother Vina Janis- Roan Eagle, Wife Elauria Roan Eagle, Children Atom Roan Eagle, Ska’te Hoksila Little Hawk, Sophie Little Hawk, Brandon Little Hawk, Sister Jana Roan Eagle, Sarah Little Hawk, Brothers, Patrick Hard Heart, Isnala Najin (Marlaysia) Roan Eagle. Nieces, Katelynn Roan Eagle, Tatiana Roan Eagle, Nephews, Asa Bad Yellow Hair, Warren Hunter LaPointe Jr., Orlando Roan Eagle, Dante, Donavan, Cali Roan Eagle.
Reggie was predeceased in death by Grandparents, Hermis Janis, Grace Eagle Fox, Ambrose Lawrence Harris, Verna Mae Brings Yellow; Brother Orlando Roan Eagle, Sister Natalie Roan Eagle.
Viewing Services: 3pm will be held at Gilbertson Funeral Inc.
Followed by feeding at the Fort Totten Tribal Building at 4:30pm