Alexis Joy Warrior passed away on July 18, 2019 in Oklahoma City one week shy of her 60th birthday. She was born to Melvin Collins Jr and Emalyne Horsechief Collins on July 24, 1959 in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Alexis grew up in the Ponca City area, graduating from PoHi. On February 11, 1979, Alexis married her soul mate, Dominick Warrior, in Wichita, Kansas. They were able to enjoy thirty-one years together before he passed in August 2010. Dominick supported her in receiving two associate degrees from NOC; one in Child Development and one in Business Administration. These degrees served her well with her calling as the Director of Early Child Development for the Ponca Nation Tribe Headstart and Day Care. From 2007-2012 Alexis ran both establishments on her own. She also brought the day care up to a two-star recognition from DHS.
Alexis is fondly remembered for her loving, compassionate, honest, forgiving and giving qualities. She was there for everyone she knew. She believed in people and thought everyone deserved a chance. Alexis had the ability to see the good in everyone. She was a true rock for those who knew her. She made a great difference for all the children under her care, but her grand babies were her world.
Left to mourn her passing are her daughters; Lyndsey Warrior, Domico Warrior, Yvonne Warrior and Dominique Warrior, grand babies; Azariyah Warrior, Kaden Warrior, Solomon Warrior. Mihonga Roughface, Jeriah Buffalohead, Mikah Buffalohead, David Ray Warrior, Vinola Warrior Hernandez, Dominique Tsoodle, Suzacha “Mona” Buffalohead, Matthew G Buffalohead, III and Sevetlana Tsoodle, sisters; Deborah Overland, Laura Jones and Melvina Collins, brothers; Melvin Collins and Mark Collins. She is preceded in death by her husband; Dominick Warrior, and parents; Melvin Collins, Jr and Emalyne Horsechief Collins.
Funeral services in Alexis honor will be held at 10am Sunday, July 21st, at the Ponca Indian Cultural Center in White Eagle with Pastor Bruce Johnson presiding. Burial in the Ponca Indian cemetery to follow. Services will conclude with the tribal feast at the cultural center. Casket bearers will be; Solomon Warrior, Kaden Warrior, Jeriah Buffalohead, Brett Eppler, Dusty Collins, and Michael Smith. Honorary casket bearers are; Mark Collins, Matt Buffalohead III, Melvin Collins, Mike Page, James LeClair, Wayne Criesforribs and Steven Gomez.