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Ellis Horsechief Jr.

December 13, 1955 — March 19, 2017

Ellis Horsechief Jr. being 61 years of age, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Stillwater Medical Center.  He was born in Pawnee, OK but then he graduated from Carl Albert High School. He worked as a commercial/residential painter for over 30 years. He is survived by loving wife Ramona (Monie), his daughter Vada – 13 years of age, Caleb Ellis – 10 years of age, and of Pawnee, OK and his oldest son, John Ellis and wife Tabi, and two twin grandbabies Exodus and Selah, 8 mos of age and they are residents of Glenwood, Iowa. His parents were Ellis and Laverne Horsechief Sr. His grandparents were Delbert and Minnie Horsechief and Sydney Moore Sr.  and Iva Bell Pratt, all preceded in death.  His siblings are Kathy Horsechief, Lisa & husband Charles Eaves, Lorrie Horsechief, and Mark and Doris Horsechief, all of Midwest City, OK.  His immediate nieces and nephews are Crystal, Justin, Dylan, Jenny, Stacee, all of Midwest City, OK. His grandchildren are Levi, Khloe, Lyndsey, Jaelyn. Also, survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ellis had a music degree from Rose State College. He was a believer of Jesus Christ and served in many capacities in ministry through his music, preaching, teaching bible studies, and overall speaking about the Lord with everyone he came in contact with. He wrote an abundance of songs in which he was able share by producing and completing through music cd's called "This Mission" and "The Walk". He was blessed with the ability to play many music instruments and also blessed with a beautiful voice in which he used in obedience to share about the word of God through his music.  Ellis loved the Lord and his goal in life was to plant a seed of the Lord with as many people as he could, he strived for that daily. He was an enrolled member of the Pawnee tribe and also a descendant of the Otoe Missouria tribe.  He served as Kitkehaki Chief for the Pawnee Veterans Organization. He attended and served many churches in Oklahoma. He was especially close to Glorieta Indian Baptist Church in which he served most of his ministry years.  His goal in life was to raise his children to be mighty warriors of the Lord alongside his wife.  Rest in Peace Ellis Horsechief Jr.  You are singing again in the highest of most high places.  We love you and miss you daddy! John, Vada, & Caleb. My love, Monie. Services were held Wednesday 10:00 A.M. March 22, 2017 in the Pawnee Nation Multipurpose Building with Rev. Duane Pratt and Rev. Warren Pratt Jr. officiating. Internment followed in the South Indian Cemetery, services were under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Friends can leave a memory for the family at

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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