Michael Lawrence Sr


Funeral services for 63-year old Michael Lawrence Sr are Sunday, Jan 21, 2024 at 11:00 at the Bill C Bear Memorial Gymnasium in Batesland, SD

Cremation will follow the services

A one-night wake service starts Sat, Jan 20, at 11:00 at the Bill C Bear Memorial Gymnasium in Batesland

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Michael is survived by his children Michael Lawrence Jr, Loreli Lawerence, Anthony Lawrence, Daniel Lawrence, Julianna Lawrence, and Alan Bennett; brothers Rob Lawrence, Bryan Deans, and John Witt; sister Rhea Mora; grandchildren Marielle Lawrence, Rozlynn Lawrence, Antonio Coleman Jr, Alex Coleman, Aaliaha Lawrence, Isaac Lawrence, and Aalizah Lawrence; hunka son Michael Murray; hunka daughter Loretta Tobacco; and god-daughter Kimimila Deans. 

Michael was preceded in death by his mother Mary Ann Mesteth; hunka father Alex Lunderman; brother Fred “Bud” Lawrence; sisters Kelly Witt; and maternal grandparents Gabriel Mesteth Sr & Sarah Her Horse.

Pallbearers will be Zuya Lawrence, Kenny Deans, Dante Witt, Ari Black Bear, Wyatt Mesteth, Brandon Mesteth, Talon Mesteth, and Tate Mesteth. 

Honorary pallbearers will be all Drum Groups, All Former Shannon County School Co-Workers, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD