Roxanne Tina Harrison, ‘Wayec’an Wi’ (Firefly Woman), 40, of Tokio, ND, began her journey to the Spirit World surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Roxanne Tina Harrison, ‘Wayec’an Wi’ (Firefly Woman), 40, of Tokio, ND, began her journey to the Spirit World surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The Wake for Roxanne will be held at St. Michael’s Recreation Center on Tuesday, June 26 beginning at 5 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 8 p.m. The procession to St. Michael, ND, will leave on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. from City Plaza in Devils Lake, ND. Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. at the Native American Church Cemetery, rural St. Michael. We will leave for the cemetery from St. Michael’s Recreation Center. Gerard Thompson will officiate the services and the singers will be Gerard Thompson, Ambrose Thompson Jr., Myron Harrison Sr. and Randy Miller. Music and Drum Groups will be the Native American Church Singers, Spirit Lake Singers and all Drum Groups are welcome to share their songs in memory of Roxanne. Roxanne Tina began her earthly journey in Devils Lake at Mercy Hospital on Sept. 24, 1978, to loving parents, Ambrose Albert Thompson Sr. and Florine Martina Harrison. Growing up, Roxanne was a fancy shawl dancer from a young age through her teenage years, traveling to powwows with her family. She made many friends along the way on the powwow trail, with her curious smile and joking ways. She touched the hearts of her many nieces, nephews, cousins and siblings. She always made sure they were well-fed and making sure they were good before she went on with her own crazy precious ways. Roxanne attended Four Winds High School and was a cheerleader, along-side her friends. She also had various jobs at the Spirit Lake Casino until her health over-came her. Some of the things Roxanne liked to do was cook, make fry bread, watch Food Network or other cooking shows. She also liked to attend powwows when she could and gamble at the Casino. One of her favorite machines was the pin ball machine and she enjoyed Black Jack. She loved hanging out with her friends and family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also made sure her mother, Florine, was fed and make strawberry cheesecake for her nephew, Branden Harrison. She will always be in our memories and will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace Dear Sister Roxanne is survived by; her daughter, Hannah Harrison; son, Justin Swain; granddaughters, Aubrey Rose Harrison and Aalyiah Rose Harrison; mother, Florine Harrison; sisters, Athelia and Randy Miller, Robin Harrison, Blossom Harrison, Magdeline Harrison, Madeline Harrison, Germaine Thompson, Anna Thompson, Selena Horse and Jacob Abraham, Marcella Thompson, Delphine Thompson and Arlene Belgarde; brothers, Myron and Beth Harrison, Lyle Harrison, Delbert Harrison, Gerard Thompson and Ambrose Thompson Jr. She was preceded in death by; her son, Jonathan Ambrose Harrison; father, Ambrose Albert Thompson Sr.; grandmothers, Irene Leftbear, Lena Denne, Veronica Demarce, Mary Rose Fool Bear; members of the Iron Lightning and Grey Dog families; uncle, Zachary Thompson; grandpa, Floyd McKay; brother, Bradley Thompson; sister, Candice Harrison; nieces and nephews, Sampson Thompson, Tracy Makes Good, Luanna Chaske, Blisse Thompson, Sidney Thompson and Janay Anna Bellanger. Casket Bearers will be: Athelia, Robin, Blossom, Madeline and Magdeline Harrison, Beth Crawford, Melissa Denne, Amaris Trottier, Faith Ducheneaux and Yolanda Thompson. Honorary Bearers: Tasha Littlewind, Emma Thumb, Arlene Demarce and family, Gloria Alberts and family, Violet Smith, Sarah Young, Nicki Cavanaugh, Andrea Schultz (Hospice Nurse), Selena Horse and family, Marcella Thompson, Travis Dubois, Freeman Whiteshield, Jeff Swain, Vanessa Charbonneau, Tony Kjolberg, Jackie and Ashley Hunt, Beth and Myron Harrison, Ambrose Thompson Jr., Gaylene Robertson, Gerard Thompson and family, Claude Black Sr., Dee Demarce, Sheila Thompson and family, Eugene and Sylvia Hale and family, Germaine Thompson and family, Tony Roulette, Anna and Tony Chaske, Adele Shaw and family, Wesley Jackson, Randy Miller and family, Karen GreyEyes and family, Joe TwoHearts, Andrea Goose and family, Frankie Chaske, Elvis Demarce, Bonnie Herman, LP King, Tannis Shaw, Debbie and Clarence Houle, Isaiah Hunt, Tyson King, Mathias and Sandy Jackson, Tim and Amaris Trottier and family, Volante Littlewind, Maggie Oppegard, Jodi Kjolbert, Mike Charboneau, Crystal Meade, Baby James Robertson, Sherrie and Jessie Cavanaugh, Carol Cavanaugh and family. If we forgot anyone, please forgive us, it was not intentional.