Alfred Red Shirt


Funeral services for 49-year old Alfred Red Shirt are  Sat, June 18, 2022 at 11:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Dan Johnson officiating and traditional Lakota services by Norbert Bell.

Burial is at the Salway Family Cemetery in Allen, SD

A two-night wake service starts Thurs, June 16, at 2:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge

Alfred James Red Shirt was born on September 5, 1972 in Pine Ridge, SD to Robert Red Shirt, Sr. and Bonnie (Richard) Red Shirt. Alfred made his journey to the Spirit World on June 14, 2022 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Alfred is survived by his mother, Bonnie Richard-Red Shirt; father, Robert Red Shirt, Sr.; daughters, Billie Jean Red Shirt and Shawnee Afraid of Hawk; godsons, Tradell Red Shirt, Christopher Red Shirt, and Darren Spotted Elk; siblings, Joann Red Shirt, Roberta Red Shirt, Rebecca Red Shirt, Robert Red Shirt, Jr., and Jessica Red Shirt; grandchildren, Sapphire Afraid of Hawk, Payden Afraid of Hawk, Nevaeh Mesteth, Nariah Mesteth, and Ryleigh-Jo Red Shirt; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Alfred was preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Jones Red Shirt; grandparents, Thomas and Emma Richard and Edna Apple; uncles, Doug Richard, Dale Richard, Antoine Blue Bird, Darrell Spotted Elk, Sr., and Jerry Bear Shield; aunts, Sandra Blue Bird, Carma Fullen, Theresa Watters; grandchildren, Victoria Grass, Duffie Grass IV, Izabella Red Shirt Katara Diamond Red Shirt Little Moon, Lois Marie Brave; cousins, Lonnie Richard, Brenda Blue Bird, James Richard, Jaime Richard, Dean Richard, Filberta Munoz, Robert Bear Shield, and Crystal Bell-Little Moon; nieces; Balance Bell and Ashley Spotted Elk; special friend, Samantha White Face; sister-in-law, Fawn White Face; 

Pallbearers will be Steve Richard, Roger Byrd, Tommy Blue Bird, Ryan Standing Bear, Dwane White Calf, Darrell Spotted Elk, Leroy Jenkins, Verdell Mesteth, and Justus Scott. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Alice American Horse & Family, Josephine Richard & Family, George American Horse, Eugene American Horse, Jr., Hoksila American Horse & Family, James Richard & Family, Leota Red Hawk & Family, Marvin & Jacky Richard & Family, Darrell Blue Bird & Family, Julianna Munoz & Family, Ayria Lisa Blue Bird & Family, Lucille White Dress & Family, Theresa Blue Bird & Family, Alberta Cottier & Family, Maryann & Larry Meester, Alkapoane White Calf & Family, Debra Broken Rope, Everett Fast Horse, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD