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Nangonhs Gianna Massey

July 30, 1999 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 21)

Obituary

Nangonhs Gianna Massey, 21 years old, of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, died on November 16, 2020 at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center hospital in Midland.

Nangonhs was born on July 30, 1999 in Petoskey, Michigan. The daughter of Miengun and Melissa Pamp. Nangonhs grew up in Petoskey, and Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She attended school at Mount Pleasant High School.

Nangonhs was a mother to 2-year old son, Miigwan Ezra Sprague, who was Nangonhs' entire world. She loved Miigwan dearly and was an excellent mother.

Nangonhs was a member of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, also a descendent of Grand Traverse Band and Burt Lake Band. She was involved in her Native American culture and danced at many powwows. She was a friend and relative to hundreds throughout Michigan's Native American communities. Nangonhs had a special love for the care of Mother Earth. She was a 'Water Protector' and dedicated to the preservation of life-giving water and the care of Michigan's natural water sources.

Nangonhs was very artistic, loved listening to music, and creating music and sharing her music online. She was a true and faithful friend to many, a good listener and counselor. Nangonhs was lighthearted, very humorous and loved to make people laugh.

Nangonhs is survived by her son Miigwan Ezra Sprague, parents Miengun and Melissa Pamp (Massey); sisters Mnookmi Massey and Waaskonye Pamp; brothers Miengun, Wahsnoday and Niigik Pamp, and Archie Kiogima IV; father Travis Stuebing. Grandparents David Massey Sr., Rita and Chico Gonzalez, Kathryn Genereaux, and Lori McSawby. Uncles David Massey, Jr, Cory Meyer, Azhuwauk 'Che' Pamp. Aunts Nicole Massey, Rebecca Meyer, Elizabeth Munson, Gitchie Wabanimkee-Krogel. Cousins Aaliyah Welham, Tristan Bourrie, Micaela LeeAnn, Meagan Sherman, Darren Robinson, Riley Robinson, Zaelyn Meyer, Chayton Massey, Taylin Massey, Mia Pamp, Ogitchida Pamp, Lizzy Pamp, Azhanae Ailing. Special friend bazigim Andrew Shomin.

A traditional fire has been lit. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 21 beginning at noon. Shannon Martin will officiate a grave-side traditional ceremony on Sunday, November 22, at 11:00 am at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 3192 Indian Road, Brutus, Michigan.

Arrangements are in the care of Stone Funeral Home, Inc.

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