Francis Richard

Graveside services for 34-year old Francis Richard are Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 11:00 at the Reshaw Family Cemetery in Porcupine, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Vic Camp

A one-night wake service starts Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Jackie Black Bear residence at the Old Sundance Grounds in Pine Ridge, SD.

Francis Warfield Richard “Tatanka Inajin” was born on March 3, 1987 in Pine Ridge, SD to Joseph “Joe Bat” Richard and Jacqueline “Jackie” Black Bear.  Francis made his journey to the Spirit World on July 20, 2021 in Pine Ridge, SD.

Francis is survived by his mother, Jacqueline Black Bear; father, Joseph Richard, Sr.; spouse, Cheridon (Witt) Richard; daughters, Wakinyan Richard, Makayla Richard, Johnna Richard, and Aliyah Witt; siblings, Joseph Richard, Faye Richard, Joni Richard, Kathy Richard, and Bernice Richard; and grandson, Ashton Wilson.

Francis was preceded in death by his brother, John B. Richard; paternal grandparents, John B. Richard and Bernice Stone; maternal grandparents, Niobert Black Bear, Sr. and Virginia Grace Two Elk; aunts, Ione Reddy and Debra White Plume; uncle, Avery Black Bear; and nephew, Victorio Camp, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Shawn Hill, Chuckie Camp, Randolph Camp, Perez DeLeon, Cody Forte, Charles Camp, Quannah Richard, Jared Ramos, Louis Whalen, Daphne Janis, Vanessa Siquieros, Lori Whalen, Ted Coomes, Jr., Preston Black Bear, Dean Ramos, JD Witt, and Hanhepi Thunder Hawk.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wahu Kiza Luta Sundancers, American Indian Movement Family, Frazier Boys, Orv Milk, Alex White Plume, Dean Thunder Hawk, Ashley Thunder Hawk, Nia Thunder Hawk, Joan Richards & Family, Kathy Richards, Joseph Richard, Jr. & Family, Vic Camp & Family, Posh Camp & Family, Dallas White Plume & Family, Anne & Paul Reddy & Family, Lance Martin & Family, Andrea Faye & Family, Bernice Denise Richard, Lyndall Black Bear & Family, Zelda Black Bear & Family, Eddie Black Bear, Sherry Black Bear & Family, Brian Hart & Family, Brandon Witt, Carol & Yamni Black Bear, Kathy Witt, Wayne Kinny, Lisa Coomes, Dan Ramos, Nick Coomes, Dan Trueblood, Glenn Richard, Rhiannon Harvey, Lisa Mills, Brad Red Cloud, Alex Dillon, Mike DuBray, Jake Roubideaux, Lori Arrow, Tanya Marshall, Eric Looking Cloud, Susan Schrader, Lisa Schrader, Shash, Whitney, Raelee, & Kateri, Amy Belt & Family, Jon Janis & Family, Clarence Janis & Family, Jennifer Iron Shell & Family, Delvin Coomes, Steve & Michelle Tyon & Family, Linda Richard & Family, Denise Richard & Family, Tami Stone & Family, and All Francis’s Friends & Family.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD