Holy Rock, Morris

Morris “MoRock” Gilbert Holy Rock, Jr., 47, of Manderson, S.D., passed away April 2, 2018, in Manderson.

Morris “MoRock” Gilbert Holy Rock, Jr. was born on September 29, 1970, in Pine Ridge, to Morris Holy Rock, Sr. and Theresa (Black Bear) Bad Milk. Morris made his journey to the Spirit World on April 2, 2018, at his home in Manderson.

Morris is survived by his sister, Meredith Black Bear, Manderson; brother, Gaylen (Shirley) Holy Rock, Oglala; children, Morris Holy Rock III, Frank Holy Rock, Summer Looks Twice, Fannie Holy Rock, John Holy Rock, and Morissa Holy Rock all of Manderson; special friend, Corrina Apple, Manderson; step-children, Tiana Cuny, Kassandra Cuny, Brandon Cuny, and Kara Cuny all of Rapid City; nieces and nephews, Michael DeLeon, Rhonda Jumping Eagle, Heidi Black Bear, and Chris Black Bear all of Manderson; Gaylen, Jr., Billie, Randee, and Calvin Holy Rock all of Oglala; and grandchildren, Kaydence Packed, Kandace Holy Rock, Thomas Holy Rock, Lorenzo Holy Rock, D’oran Holy Rock, Devin Holy Rock, Aubree Holy Rock, Louis Belt, Jr., Jennah Shott, Chris Shott, Jedidiah Holy Rock, Hayden Jumping Eagle, Brayden Harris, and Zuey Harris.

Morris was preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Black Bear-Bad Milk; father, Morris Holy Rock, Sr.; sons, Jacob and Lorenzo Holy Rock; maternal grandparents, Thomas and Fannie (Spotted Owl) Black Bear; paternal grandparents, Frank “Salo” Holy Rock and Adelia LeBeau; brothers, Aloysius Black Bear, Corwin Black Bear, and Roy Jumping Eagle; and step-son, David Cuny, Jr.

A two night wake service began at 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 9, at the Wounded Knee District CAP Office in Manderson, and the second night at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson. Prayer services were held at 7:00 p.m. each evening during the wake services. 

Funeral services began at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson.

Burial services were held at the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Grass Creek Community, Manderson.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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