Alexander Lewis Shepard was born on July 20, 2005 to Erna Shepard in Rapid City, SD. Alexander made his journey to the Spirit World on August 3, 2023 near Pine Ridge, SD.
Alexander attended grade school at Porcupine Day School where all through school he played various sports and won numerous awards. He attended 5th grade at Rockyford, Pine Ridge Middle School from 6th – 8th, and when he graduated, he went on to attend Pine Ridge High School where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He also loved to play corn hole and he was pretty good at all the sports. He also played independent baseball with the Rockyford Royals and Blue Jays where he also won many awards. Alex was a happy person with a good spirit who loved to help people. Alex will be missed by all his family and friends, also all his teammates.
Alexander is survived by his mother, Erna Shepard; brothers, Duane Mesteth, Clifford Pourier, Jr., and Thomas Delo; cousin, Jackson (Lindsey) Mesteth; aunts, Bonita Andrews, Eva Mesteth, Karen Red Elk, Sonya DuBray, Gloria No Neck, and Avril Espinosa; uncles, Donnie Mesteth, Sr. and Juan Espinosa, Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Alexander was preceded in death by his grandmother, Georgia Tail; brother, Shilo Pourier; sister, Mercedes Pourier; uncles, Tyrone Mesteth, Sr., Matt Mesteth, Sr., Elvis Tail, Jeff Tail, and Dean Andrews, Sr.; aunts, Mona Mesteth and Darmalee Tail; and cousins, Kyle Mesteth, Kylen Mesteth, Tyrone Mesteth, Jr., Michael Mesteth, Eric Brown Bull, Harold Brown Bull, Sam Bear Robe, Sr., Tessie Bear Robe, Andrew Bear Robe, Jr. and Troy Richards.
Pallbearers will be Kaitlynn Richards, Rhianon Richards, Lindsey Blue Bird, Juan Espinosa, Jr., Christian Pulliam, Kaleb Brings Plenty, Carlos Ramos, Marcius Vocu, Alex DeSersa, Kaden Steele, Kanye Hollow Horn, Jaylen Rouillard, Neves Blue Legs and Lewis Ten Fingers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Ross & Family, Dale Pine, Jr. & Family, Marvin Ross & Family, Russell Fast Wolf & Family, Jeff Twiss & Family, Darby Steele & Family, Lolly Steele, Jesse Brown, Faron Apple & Family, Belleron Blue Bird & Family, Terri Blue Bird & Family, Darcy McBride & Family, Shawn Tail & Family, Travis Mesteth & Family, Pauline Apple & Family, Eli Tail & Family, Liz Tail & Family, Melissa Featherman & Family, Josie Yellow Hair & Family, Desirae McBride & Family, Kyle Brings Plenty & Family, Sonya DuBray & Family, Trina White Whirlwind & Family, Kristina DuBray & Family, Herman White Whirlwind & Family, Marissa & Melissa Featherman, Tyrell Weston, Leighanna Featherman, Julian High Hawk, Keeva Blue Bird, Shane Kills Back, Darrel No Neck, Jr., Darrellyn No Neck, Kim Mesteth, Dar McBride, Amora, Yamni, & Amelia Pourier, Donroy Shoulders, Jr., Lewis Ten Fingers, Patrick Pullium, Jr., Neves Blue Legs, Shelby Steele Tymes, Kaden Steele, Anthony Steele, Jaylen Rouillard, Tyra Tobacco, Alex DeSersa, Angie Two Bulls, Ally Bissonette, Kolbe Steele, Aaron & Trevor DeSersa, Monica Good Eagle & Family, Linda Yellow Boy & Family, Olivia DeSersa & Family, Dusty Hazel Tobacco & Family, Cissy Lamont & Family, Sandy Cuny, Connie Twiss & Family, Co Twiss & Family, Dar Twiss & Family, Jennifer Mitchell Long, Trevor & Arthur Pullium, Darlene Hawk Wing & Family, Ira Brown Bull, Miranda Brown Bull, Rachel Faye Brown Bull, Harold Brown Bull, Jaye Kingfisher, Jayson Looks Twice, Myles Twiss, Audrey Backward, Mrs. Stevens, All Baseball Players, All Football Players, All Pine Ridge Thorpes, Teachers, Staff, & Coaches, All Corn Hole Players, and All Friends & Relatives We May Have Forgot, Please Forgive Us.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 1:30 PM, Monday, August 14, 2023 at the Pine Ridge Elementary Gym in Pine Ridge, SD and the second night starting at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at the Evergreen Community Hall with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at the Evergreen Community Hall.
Officiating: Mother Michelle Dayton
Traditional Lakota Services: Dave Swallow
Burial Services: St. Alban’s Episcopal Cemetery, Evergreen Community-Porcupine, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD