Kimimila Luta Winyan Richards was born November 4, 2002, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Earl Richards Jr. and Jewel Means. Kimimila, 16, made her journey to the Spirit World on June 1, 2019, at her home in Martin.
Kimimila is survived by her father, Earl J. Richards, Jr.; mother, Jewel Sunbeam Means; siblings, Anthony Kenneth Richards, Kiandra Dawn Richards, Earl James Richards III, Jason Wade Richards, Natasha Lynn Richards, Jamie Marie Richards, Cyril James Richards, and Rose Lynn Richards; maternal grandmother, Donna Marshall; aunts, Destaney and Cordelia Means; uncle, Wesley Means; and cousins, Brandon Hernandez, Carol Hernandez, Tamera Wilcox, Monica Hernandez, Cassandra Hamel, and Carla Hernandez.
Kimimila was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Earl Richards Sr. and Iva Iron Bear; aunts, Sandra “Bobbi” Richards and Verbena “Beanie” Richards; cousin, Richard Paul Hernandez; maternal grandfather, Wesley Means Sr.; and great-grandparents, Wilbert Means, Jewel Frazier, Francis Marshall, and Cordelia Trouble In Front.
Pallbearers will be Everett Cottier, Norman Tallman, Brandon Hernandez, Wesley Means Jr., Ieasha Belhage, Clarissa Esquivel, Tristan Richards, and Tessa Salway.
Honorary pallbearers will be All Family, Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: Two night wake services starting at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM each night of the wake.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD.
Officiating: Earl and Rachel Adair
Graveside Services: Lakota Chapel Cemetery, Martin, South Dakota
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD