Lola Janae Powell-Pickett, Ve’kesoxhaahketa (Little Bird), was welcomed into heaven by our loving savior Jesus Christ on Monday May 14, 2018 at the age of 12 years old. Lola was honored to carry her mother’s Indian name. Lola’s work on this earth is complete and has won the victory in Jesus Christ.
Lola was born June 24, 2005 to Dari Fraser and Samuel Powell Pickett Jr. at Crow Agency Montana. Lola spent her years loving life and always had a special smile along with her heart of gold.
Lola attended Lame Deer Elementary School from kindergarten until 5th grade. In the 6th grade she attended school at Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy in St. Xavier, MT, and then went on to attend her current school at Northern Cheyenne Tribal School. Lola was active in both Jr. High Volleyball, Basketball and Track.
Lola enjoyed listening to music and loved to sing. One of her favorite country Christian music songs is “I saw the light,” by Johnny Cash. She and her grandpa Lloyd would sing this song very loud together, when traveling. Food was one of her favorite past times and she loved her mother’s cooking. She would practice her special art with makeup whenever she had a chance. Lola was world-famous for her hugs; she never hesitated to show love and expressed it by hugging. Lola was very non- judgmental and absolutely loved everyone young and old alike.
Lola lived a short life but had an impact on so many people in the family and community. She showed respect for everyone, always had a plan in place and was willing to try new things. Most days Lola enjoyed hanging out with her friends and family, taking trips to Billings with her grandpa Jay, hitting up her Grandma Alda’s garage sales, spending weekends and summers with her grandfolks Lloyd and Elvenia in Crow Agency, and especially enjoyed watching scary movies with Grandma TT.
Lola is survived by her parents Dari Fraser (Terence) and Sam Pickett Jr (Patricia); sisters, Lillian Joy, Samantha, and Sheila Pickett, and brother Jacobi Fraser; step siblings, Eugene Spotted Horse, Maria Spotted Horse, and Kevin Whiteman; her Maternal Grandparents Jay Fraser, Davetta Archambeau, Dixie Garfield, Yolanda Fraser, Perry Fraser, Jerry Fraser, Emily Fraser, and Latisha Gibson; her Great-grandparents, Clinton & Jackie Small, Juanita Lonebear, Lloyd(Elvenia) Pickett, Geraldine Fisher, Deloris White Crow, Donna Paul, Amanda Dillard; her special cousins, Kymani Fraser, Houston Fraser, Sadie Jones, Lalisieonna Whiteman, Asani Sanchez, Aiyanna Bradley, Elairah Bradley, Leah Bradley, Alden Bradley Jr., Lyric Lopez, Kessley Takes Enemy, Coy, Chase Brown, Russell Ware, Kai Sangrey, Austin Little Wolf, Bethany and Kara Sierra.
Her close friends were Kailey James, Lisa Eagle Feathers, Shawna Blackwolf, Tatyana Pine, Skyler Moore, and RJ Wooden Thigh.
Her maternal Aunts: Chani (Alden) Bradley Sr., and Janea Fraser, and Lisa Pretty On Top.
Her maternal great aunts: Melissa Lonebear, Faithe Merrick, Sheryl(Jason) Lawrence, Sharon(Allen) Fisher, Shelly(Bo) Vocu, Bonnie Archambeau, Maebelle Archambeau, Chasity(Larry)LaFranier, Bridgette Lapke.
Her Maternal Uncles, Clinton Ross (Misty) Fitzpatrick, Clay Fraser, Dave Spang, Kevin (Desi) Lonebear, Bob (Madi) Hill, Justin Ras, Robert Lonebear , Phillip (Brandi) Beckman, Kyle(Magi) Fraser, David (DeeDee) Small.
Paternal Uncles, Marlon(Debbie) Passes, Delmer(Janice) Birdinground, Mike(Lorri) Notafraid, Randy Not Afraid, Aaron Iron, Mike(Kim) Hecrow, Olaf Haugen, Virgil (Nakia) Weaselbear, Terry Plainbull, Jeremy Iron, Cheyenne White, Aaron and Levi Haugen, Preston Woodenthigh, Cleveland Bement, Jr.
Paternal Aunts, Lora(Rocky) Limpy, Mary (Jerry) Pickett, Leatrice Pickett, KittyBell (Eugene) Fox, Karen (Dana) Goes Ahead, Alayna Lefthand, Velma(Coty)Brown,Leanna(Kyle)Takesenemy, Ashley Littlewolf, Carrie Hugs, Sunny Rae Hopes, Tia(Melvin) Ware, Tedi Woodenthigh, April(Mike) Seestheground, Lanita(Mike) Wolfe, Michelle (Alfred) Armajo, and Teanna Braine.
Paternal grandmothers, Anna Powell, Juanita & Gilbert Brady, Iola & Cleveland Bement Jr., Germaine & Monte Haugen, Danelle & Lawrence TwoBulls.
Paternal Grandfathers, Joseph Weaselbear, Homer Little Light, Herman Weasel Bear, Mervin Two Two, and Vincent Two Two.
Lola is preceded in death by her great grandmothers Lillian Weasel Bear, Thelma Two Two, Ida Tobacco; her grandfathers, Samual Powell, Jr., Emil Two Two, and LaForce Lone Bear; grandmothers Sheila Pickett and Lauren Pickett; and uncle, Terry Littlewolf.
Extended Families include Two Two, Birdinground, Weasel Bear, Powell, Pickett, HeCrow, Deputee, Jumping Bull, Robinson, Fraser, Bighorn, Archambeau, Atkinson, Weinberger, Christian, Turning Heart, Good Cloud Eagle Bear, Small, and Lone Bear. Our family is large, we are very sorry if we missed any family members, it is not intentional, as this is a very tough time.
A wake will be held at the Lame Deer Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Allen Rowland Gymnasium in Lame Deer. Interment will follow the services at the Small Family Cemetery in Birney. Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth is assisting the family with arrangements to leave condolences, please visit our website at www.stevensonandsons.com.