Lawrence Running Hawk


Funeral services for 51-year old Lawrence Running Hawk are Friday, March 17, 2023 at 11:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Apostle Pedro Sharpfish and Pastor Cyrus Black Elk officiating.

A one-night wake service will start at 4:00 PM, Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD. 

Burial is at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge 

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Lawrence Clayton Running Hawk was born on July 16, 1971 in Pine Ridge, SD, to Floyd Running Hawk Sr and Abigail Yellow Boy. Lawrence made his journey to the Spirit World on March 8, 2023 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD. 

Lawrence is survived by his father Floyd (Lorita) Running Hawk Sr; sisters Roberta Yellow Boy, April Nelson, Rexanne Holy Dance, Helen Holy Dance, Maxine Janis, and Mayonne Lakota; brothers Russell Running Hawk, Donald Running Hawk, Dennis Running Hawk, and Robert Iron Cloud; adopted sister Marlene Bear Stops; and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. 

Lawrence was preceded in death by his mother Abigail Yellow Boy; sisters Wanda Yellow Boy and Karen Walking; brothers Lloyd Running Hawk, Alexander Running Hawk, and John Adams; aunt Florence Little Brave; and grandparents Adolf and Lucy Yellow Boy. 

Pallbearers will be Raymond Janis, Hermis Janis, Jesse Whalen, Alexander Yellow Boy, Tanner Running Hawk, Russell Running Hawk Jr, Waylon Lamont, and Kellie T. Walking Eagle. 

Honorary pallbearers will be All Yellow Boy Families, Running Hawk Families, Colhoff Family, Lakota Family, Janis Family, Red Hawk Family, Lamont Family, Protector Family, Walking Eagle Family, Black Feather Family, Returns Family, Chase Family, Bear Robe Family, Black Elk Family, Condon Family, Rabbit Family, Tobacco Family, McLaughlin Family, Tail Family, Hernandez Family, Red Shirt Family, Ramos Family, Rojo Family, Akers Family, Schrader Family, Merrival Family, Ella John Carlow & Family, Delpha Two Bulls, Rosie Beane, Linda & Louise White Butterfly & Families, Stephanie Little Bear, Ray & Carol O’Rourke, Evangeline Fast Horse, Russell Whalen Sr & Family, Charles “Buzz” Barrett, Scott Lessert, Marvin Richard Jr, Paul Cedar Face, Lonnie Watters, Mike, Jerry, & John Bordeaux, Pat Brewer, Bobby Lopez, Chris Whiting, Darrell Martin, Brent Brewer, Eula Yellow Boy, Florence Two Bulls, Lori Yellow Boy, Richard Yellow Boy, Renita Yellow Boy, Sylvia Yellow Boy, Joyce Yellow Boy, Adrian Yellow Boy, Jennifer Yellow Boy, Sissy Yellow Boy, Royce Yellow Boy, Victoria Yellow Boy, Calvin Yellow Boy, Jonathan Black Elk, Alice Running Hawk, Ryel and Katelin Running Hawk, Rhea and Kyana Running Hawk, Dialysis Staff & Patients, All BINGO Players, 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD