Shania Ann Grey

December 12, 1996 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 27) 27 Years Old

Shania Grey Obituary



Twin Buttes, North Dakota, a community rich in love and the place she called her home, says farewell to one of its brightest young souls, Shania Ann Grey. She was also known as Lil Warrior, her given Indian name by friends and family who all loved and cared for her very deeply and were saddened by her passing. Shania Ann was Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara on her maternal side which she loved and cherished ever so much. She was a member of the Water Buster Clan. Shania was also a lifetime member of the Auxillary Post 9061. Shania was an enrolled member of the Navajo Tribe. Shania’s journey on this earth came to a peaceful close on January 25, 2024.

Services will be held at 10:00 AM CST on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Twin Buttes Wellness Center, Twin Buttes, ND. Burial will follow at Twin Buttes Congregational Cemetery.

A wake will begin at 5:00 PM CST on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Twin Buttes Wellness Center.

Lil Warrior left behind a legacy of kindness, creativity and a profound love for animals, her beautiful drawings, her family, her friends and for people alike.

She was born on December 12, 1996 in Minot, ND to Loray Benson and Johnnie Grey, Jr. Shania was a bundle of joy from her earliest days growing up alongside her older brother, Corwin Marriet Grey and her two younger brothers, Lars Ashton Shay and Leland Brooks Shay, whom she all love and cherished with all her heart and soul. She embraced life with a vibrant spirit that touched everyone she met. A senior at Montezuma Cortez High School, Shania graduated with the class of 2016. She enjoyed learning but her passion and commitment went to her art class where she boldly expressed herself through her beautiful drawings. Shania balanced her responsibilities with a full time job at a local community college where she worked endlessly as a porter. It was role that allowed her to share her loved for art/drawings with others. She loved and cared for all animals, but she was dedicated and very loving and caring for her own pets.

Remembered for her kind heart and bright smile, Shania had the unique ability to light up any room she entered.

Sadly, Shania was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Philip and Susan Benson; and her paternal grandparents, Delores and Johnnie Gray, Sr.

She leaves behind a heartbroken family: her loving parents, Loray Shay and Johnnie Grey, Jr.; her loving grandmother, Alice Ann Benson; her protective, caring and loving brothers, Corwin, Lars and Leland; and lots and lots of extended family; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of friends who were all blessed to know her.

Shania Ann Grey-Lil Warrior’s memory will forever be a guiding light in the hearts of those she touched. Her legacy of love, compassion, joy and true friendship will continue to inspire all who knew her. Rest in peace, Lil Warrior, your spirit lives on in the countless lives you’ve touched.

Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.

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January 31, 2024

5:00 PM to 10:00 AM
Twin Buttes Wellness Center

Funeral Service
February 1, 2024

10:00 AM
Twin Buttes Wellness Center


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