April (Poor Bear) Leftwich


Memorial services for 47-year old April (Poor Bear) Leftwich will be Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 7 PM at the Liz Rowland Residence in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Tim Wardell officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Justin Poor Bear.

Burial services will be held at a later date.

Visitation services will precede the memorial services Sunday June 7, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, also at the Liz Rowland Residence in Pine Ridge, SD.

April (Poor Bear) Leftwich was born on April 11, 1973 in Gordon, NE to MacArthur Poor Bear and Mary Bell (Black Feather) Poor Bear. April made her journey to the Spirit World on May 27, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

April is survived by her mother, Mary Bell (Black Feather) Poor Bear of Pine Ridge, SD; daughter, Destiny Leftwich of Pine Ridge, SD; sons, Roman Leftwich and Xavier Leftwich both of Pine Ridge, SD, and Dominc Leftwich of Rapid City, SD; siblings, Francis “Fish” Poor Bear, Julia “Julie” Poor Bear, Tina Poor Bear, Mariam Poor Bear-Jealous of Him, and Irene Poor Bear, all of Pine Ridge, SD, Aaron Poor Bear of Storm Lake, IA, Eric Poor Bear of Rapid City, SD, Isaiah Poor Bear of Mitchell, SD, and Marsha Poor Bear both of Blackfoot, ID, and Daniel Poor Bear of Sioux Falls, SD; and grandchildren, Gracey Marie Leftwich, Aurora Tuseweaa Leftwich, and Nova Alexander Leftwich all of Pine Ridge, SD.

April was preceded in death by her father, MacArthur Poor Bear; sister, Angela “Bessie” Poor Bear; brothers, Theodore “Teddy” Poor Bear and Mike Poor Bear, Jr.; puppy dog, Mambo “George” Leftwich; aunts, Clara Poor Bear-Garcia, Darlene Poor Bear, Myrtle Salas, Rochelle Lone Wolf, and Angelina Reyes; uncles, Rosco Poor Bear, Willard Poor Bear, and Arveal Whirlwind Horse; paternal grandparents, Julia Lone Wolf and Theodore Poor Bear; and best friends, Elizabeth Titus and Jonnalynne Grawling.

Pallbearers will be Roman Leftwich, Destiny Leftwich, Dominic Leftwich, and Xavier Leftwich.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marybelle Poor Bear- Black Feather, Vincent & Sophie Lamont, Francis (Danni) Poor Bear & Family, Julia Poor Bear & Family, Tina (John) Poor Bear & Family, Aaroon (Shannon) Poor Bear & Family, Mariam (John) Poor Bear- Jealous of Him & Family, Irene (Dean) Poor Bear & Family, Eric (Lisa) Poor Bear & Family, Isaiah Poor Bear & Family, Marsha Poor Bear & Family, Daniel (Tiffany) Poor Bear & Family, Stephanie Poor Bear, Shelia Poor Bear, Shanda Poor Bear, Zachary Poor Bear, Anferney Poor Bear, Jerome Poor Bear, Elaine Martinez, Douglas Poor Bear, Elizabeth Rowland, Alfred Leftwich, Alice Leftwich, Elaine Poor Bear, Dawn Jenson, Adam Waters, Brandon Fast Horse, Anissa Martin, Gabriel Good Shield, David Leftwich, Jamella Hollow Horn, Porsha Hollow Horn, Cecil Apple III, Dawn Deon, Parese Greeley, Laticia Leftwich, Eileen Janis, Denae Leftwich, Dana Washington, Tony Poor Bear, Delane (Matowin) Poor Bear, Jeremiah Poor Bear, Rochelle Running Horse, April DuBrey, MartyGail Poor Bear – Hawkins, Julissa Poor Bear, Lola Martinez, Angela “Hermilla” Martinez, Maria Poor Bear- Cruz, Cecile Poor Bear, Justin Poor Bear, Holly & Lori Quinn, Ramon Marrufo, Angelo “Miguel” Marrufo, Isaiah Poor Bear, Cameron Poor Bear, Tony Marrufo, Ohinniyan Trejo, Elizabeth Charging Crow, Monique Poor Bear, Cheryle & Crystal Briones, Lisa Adair, Lori Whirlwind Horse, Tammy Grinnel, Juli Thunder Hawk, Loretta Whirlwind Horse, Danielle Poor Bear, Wambli Poor Bear, Kevin Poor Bear, Albert Poor Bear, George Poor Bear, Cory Whirlwind Horse, James Cross, Elroy Cross, Ronald Cross, Richard Cross, David Adair, Natasha Little Hawk, Tim Sullivan, Vanessa Red Cloud, Corrine Black Feather, Mabel Hollow Horn, Amanda Hollow Horn, Karla Hollow Horn, Sin Kills Straight, Katie Visser, Heather Kindle, Sherry Clifford, Deloris Little Hawk, Ed Black Feather, Carla and Darla McLaughlin & Family, Lu Swallow, DeAnna White, April Stolt, Monica Titus, Kellie Rodriguez, Carly Espinosa, Autumn & Teresa Ecoffey, Alex One Star, Mark Apple, Laticia Fast Horse, Hope Brings Plenty, Candance Hall, Annie Janis, Everdell Black Spotted Horse, Simone Little Hawk, Vesta Slow Bear, Lisa High Wolf, Hugo Aktun, Wolfe Sisters, All members of the Leftwich, Poor Bear, Black Feather, Red Nest, Slow Bear, Cross, Little Hawk, Rowland Families. All past and present members of the OST Security, Pine Right EMT and Firefighting crew, and All Family and Friends

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD