A Mass of Christian Burial for 51-year old Richard Hughes Jr will be held Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:00 at St Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD, with Father Ed Witt, SJ, officiating.
Burial follows at 1:30 PM at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.
Visitation is Sunday, August 7, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, at St Isaac Jogues Catholic Church with vigil and Rosary services starting at 7:00
Richard Lee Hughes Jr was born on May 19, 1971, in Goose Bay Labrador, Canada to Richard Lee Hughes Sr and Germaine (Whiteface) Little Bear. Richard Jr passed away on July 31, 2022, at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Richard is survived by his mother, Germaine Little Bear of Rapid City, SD; father, Richard (Pamela) Lee Hughes Sr of Archdale, NC; brother, Randall Hughes Sr of Rapid City, SD; sisters, Rochelle (Saul Contreras) Hughes of Conway, SC and Rhonda Hughes of Rapid City, SD, Brandi Moody and Candace Hughes both of Archdale, NC; nieces & nephews, Nathan Contreras, Tamar (Jonathan Martinez) Contreras, Jaelyn, Laniyah, Ezail Contreras, Angela (Brad Soliz) Contreras, Amias and Maliyah Soliz, Alicia (Leandro) Santos, Larayah Contreras, DeMelo Santos, Uriah Contreras, Randall Hughes, Jr., Cherella (Jason, Jr.) Hughes-Drapeaux, Ryan Hughes, Julia Hughes, Hailey Hughes; uncle, Jerry (Tommie) Hughes, and aunts, Charmaine White Face, Elaine (Roger) LeMere, Dalaine (Stephen) Bloom, Norma (Ronald) Kirkman; cousins, Michael Wisecarver, Mara Wisecarver, Marc Wisecarver, Mitchell Wisecarver, Zane Iteska, Sky Andren-White Face, Thomas & Terry Geraldsen, Troy Brave Heart, Maggie Brave Heart, Roger & Elaine LeMere, Dallas DeCory, Sr. & Family, Cody Eagleboy & Family, Amber Eagleboy & Family, Aleah Eagleboy & Family, Arian Eagleboy & Family, Boyd & Jeffrey Hughes, Ronald Kirkman, Jr., Edward & Richard Sheldon, and Janice Ritter.
Richard was preceded in death by his step-father, Benjamin Little Bear; grandparents, Fredrick and Margaret “Pearl” Whiteface, and Esther Hughes; aunts, Lorraine Brave Heart & Judith Sheldon; uncle, Wayne Iteska; cousins, Travis Geraldsen, Elizabeth Brave Heart, & Sean Whiteface.
Pallbearers will be Randall Joseph Hughes, Jr., Ryan Chase Hughes, Paul White Face, Travis Brave Heart, Nathan Contreras, Leandro Santos, Patrick Kalili, Joe Iteska, and Chad White Face.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Brewer Families, Clifford Families, Janis Families, Thunder Hawk Families, St. Isaac Jogues Parishioners, His Poker and BINGO Family, and numerous friends & relatives.
Richard Hughes Jr was a veteran of the U-S Navy and his arrangements are entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.