Brittany “Goose” Lynn Roy, “Binesii ikwe” which means “Thunderbird Woman”, 27 years young, of Ponemah, Minnesota and the Eagle Clan, began her spiritual journey on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. She was born to Eunice Whitefeather and Larry Roy, Sr. on March 19, 1992 in Bemidji, MN.
Brittany grew up in Ponemah and attended Ponemah Elementary School until the 3rd grade when she transferred to Red Lake Elementary. She went on to graduate from Red Lake High School in 2010. After graduating she worked various jobs at the Thief River Casino, Red Lake Casino, Red Lake C-Store and occasionally subbed at the Red Lake school District as a cook. Cooking, as well as cleaning, were some of her favorite things to do. Brittany loved taking rides with her mom to different places, just so she could be behind the wheel. She had a big heart and was always ready to help anyone in need. She enjoyed beading and watching movies, but she received her greatest joy from spending time with her children and her nieces and nephews. Brittany was a big daddy’s girl who will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
Family welcoming Brittany to the spirit world are her sister, Sherri Jo Thomas; aunt, Carolyn Whitefeather; uncles, Melvin Sr., Alan and Vernon Whitefeather and nieces, Bethany Perkins, Michaela, Noelle and Michaelana Roy.
She will be missed by her parents, Eunice Whitefeather and Larry Roy, Sr., children, Julius and Amelia Roy; sisters, Melanie (Wilfred), Lynelle (Mike), Beth (Bruce) and Nicole (Tom) Roy and Jillian (Bruce) Thomas; brothers, Jeff Roy, Evan (Jerilyn) Thomas, Peter King and Larry Roy, Jr.; aunt, Donna Whitefeather; uncle, Bobby (Kathy) Whitefeather; special sister, Caitlyn Whitefeather; special daughter, Callie Taylor; many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
A wake for Brittany will begin at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27th and continue until her 10:00 a.m. traditional service on Friday, November 29th all being held at the Boys and Girls Club in Ponemah, MN. Waa-maajaa’iwed is Steve Jackson. Her pallbearers are Larry Roy, Jr., Bruce Taylor, Kevin Patterson, Sr., Wayne Johnson, Jr. Nicholas Roy and Peter King. Alternate pallbearers are Jeff Spears, Sr., Evan Thomas, Arrow Whitefeather, Ryder Whitefeather, Ryan Roy, Tim Roy and Tyus Whitefeather. Her honorary pallbearers are Tharen Iceman, Shanda Roaneagle, Caitlyn Whitefeather, Callie Taylor, Jillian Thomas, Dawna Whitefeather, Tracy Whitefeather, Janelle Patterson, Marissa Roy, Jenna DeFoe, Valerie Stillday, Adrienne Kingbird, Jerilyn Rosebear, Freida Greenleaf, Jerdon Whitefeather-White, Phylicia Kingbird and Jerilyn Whitefeather. Interment will be in the Whitefeather Family Burial Grounds at Ponemah, MN.
Brittany’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com