Gerald Little Light, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 10, 2019 at his home in Crow Agency. He was born December 12, 1959 to Gerald and Corine (Onion) Little Light in Crow Agency. He grew up in Crow Agency. As a young man he was in the LDS Placement Program and completed his education in Utah. Gerald met Ardena Marie Other Medicine in the late 70’s and she was the love of his life. He was a free spirit and a man of many talents. Gerald loved to play the guitar and sing his favorite Elvis songs to family and friends. He was a good mechanic and fixed vehicles for his family and friends. He enrolled in the Little Big Horn College Carpentry and Construction program and received a Certificate of Completion. Gerald always had a positive outlook about life and a wonderful sense of humor. Gerald, affectionately known as, “The King,” bestowed nicknames to his nieces and nephews. He was a kind and friendly man and made friend where ever he went. He was very close to his cousin Thomas. As young men the two rode bareback, rodeoed together and were good working ranch hands. Throughout their lives they argued like they were married. Gerald loved Elvis and actually adopted, “The King,” as his persona. Gerald was aware he was going to his Mansion in the Sky.
Survivors include his son Brent “Sugar Bear” Other Medicine; daughters Carrie Other Medicine, “His Sweetheart” Sharmanda Plain Bull, Toni Old Chief and Delia Little Light; his grandchildren Hailyn and Hunter Other Medicine, Jacob “JuJu” Old Chief; his great grandchildren Haven Paul, Heather Marie, Henry and Heavana Spring; his sisters Lucille Other Medicine, Clara (Dino) Martinez, Johnann Hogan, Elsie Half and Dora Little Light; his brothers Bruce, Orland and Shobe Little Light, Thomas and Preston (Maria) Onion; his nieces Kim, Melissa, Kathryn, Jacinta, Karina, Candace and Audrey; nephews Jerry, Jabari, Jelani, Josh, Robert John, Bruce Lee, Duran, Nehemiah, Justin, Clifford and Dana. Gerald loved all of his many grandchildren; his aunts Audrey Deputee, Agatha (Bruce) House, Loettal Wallace, Mae Stops, Rose Helen Driftwood, Junetta and Annabelle Hunts Arrow, Barbara Left Hand and Carol Howe; his grandfathers David Yarlott, Sr. and Edmund (Buck Day) Little Light, Jr.; extended family include Onion-Chief Child, Hunts Arrow, Knows His Coup, Pretty Paint, Other Medicine, Yarlott, Old Elk, White Fox, Hugs, Morrison, Reed, Bear Cloud, Dawes, Medicine Horse, Melendrez family of Oakland, California, Little Light-Martinez family of Colorado and Other Medicine-Dahozy family of New Mexico and Arizona.
He is preceded in death by his favorite pet Benji (also known as “Pup”), parents Gerald and Corine Little Light, Sr.; his grandparents Chester and Lucy (Yarlott) Other Medicine, Becker and Nancy (Pretty Paint) Little Light; his wife Ardena Other Medicine; sisters Gloria, Geraldine and Renee Little Light; his uncles Walter, James, John Onion, Emmett, Jenson, Chester Other Medicine and Becker Little Light; aunts Elizabeth Hugs, Renee Melendrez and Dorinda Westbrook; his brothers Shannon Other Medicine and Pete Chief Child.
Please accept our apologies, if we have forgotten your name during our time of grief.
Funeral Services Thursday February 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Burial to follow at the Crow Agency Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.