I’lese Uses The Knife, age 44 of Rapid City, SD and formerly of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
She is survived by her two sons, Israel “Izzy” (Amber) Hernandez, Sr. of New York City, NY, and Solomon of Utah; a daughter, Waninya Hope Low Dog, Rapid City, SD. Her father and step mother, Matthew and Marjorie Uses the Knife, Sr. of Eagle Butte. A brother, Ivan Uses the Knife of Eagle Butte. Sisters, Wendy Fisher of Eagle Butte and Deralee Looking Horse of Green Grass, SD. I’lease has additional siblings from Matthew and Marjorie Uses the Knife: brother, Matthew Uses the Knife, Jr. of Eagle Butte; sisters, Lowanla Uses the Knife, Madeline Sitting Holy of Rapid City, and Delaena Uses the Knife of Eagle Butte. Special Friend, Lenis Coty of Rapid City and four grandchildren: Savannah, Izzy, Jr., Kimimila and Roman Hernandez of New York.
A one-night wake began at 7:00 PM, Friday, February 1, 2019 at Rooks Funeral Home in Eagle Butte. Funeral Services began at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 2, 2019 at Rooks Funeral Home, with Marjorie Uses the Knife officiating. After a luncheon was served at the CRST Bingo Hall, burial followed at the Episcopal Cemetery, Bear Creek, SD.