Funeral services for Alissa Ann (Mi he Zhinga) Thomas, age 41, of Santee, Nebraska will be at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Oyate Oyanke Community Center in Santee, Nebraska.
Visitation and Wake will be from 4:00 P.M. Thursday, October 27, 2011 until service time.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Niobrara is in charge of arrangements.
She died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Alpine Village in Verdigre, Nebraska.
Alissa Ann Mi he Zhinga--Little Moon (Washington) Thomas, daughter of Charles and Clarissa (Phillips) LaPlante, was born March 13, 1970, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She moved to Santee, Nebraska in 1986.
Alissa graduated from Nebraska Indian Community College in Santee, Nebraska with an Associate Degree. She worked in a nursing home in Wayne, Nebraska until 1998, when her illness became severe. Alissa battled pain on a daily basis, but always kept a smile on her face. She loved her brothers, Waylon and Elvis LaPlante, and sisters Kathleen Washington, Deana James, and Lizzie Swalley. Alissa helped raise her nieces and nephews until they were able to attend school. They were her pride and joy. Alissa loved karaoke; she often thought of herself as another Loretta Lynn. Alissa loved to watch Law and Order, Las Vegas and scary movies.
She is survived by her son, Wyatt Thomas, Jr. and his fianc, Amanda Fiedler; parents, Charles and Clarissa LaPlante of Santee, Nebraska; sisters, Kathleen Washington, Deana James, and Lizzie Swalley, all of Santee; brothers, Waylon LaPlante, Elvis LaPlante, and Weylyn Washington, all of Santee; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles; her extended family in Riverton, Wyoming; as well as her Washington, Antelope, Crazy Thunder, Bell, and Omaha Tribal Families.
ALISSA ANN THOMAS
March 13, 1970
ENTERED INTO REST
October 26, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Oyate Oyanke Community Center
Ryan Redowl Mato Makes Room For Them
Chris Swalley Chrissean Swalley
Weylyn Washington Harlan Thomas
Erin (Chi Chi) Thomas Winona (Candy) Enyard
Tashina Thomas Sandy Johnson
Jessie Morris Jessica Crowshoe
Edith Bickerstaff Cynthia Redwing
Ericka (Monie) Simone Nancy Crosley
Brockhaus Funeral Home