Harlen Ray Richards-Shangreaux was born September 1, 1975, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to John Shangreaux and Ethelene Richards. Harlen, 43, made his journey to the Spirit World on June 29, 2019, at his home in Martin.
Harlen had a loving and generous heart that will be greatly missed. His smile and laughter will be missed by all who loved him. Our lives will never be the same without him. Our hearts will be forever broken.
Harlen is survived by his three sons, Terrell, Jamal and Sage, all of Martin, SD; brothers, Michael Richards-Black Eyes, Charles Richards-Black Eyes and John Richards, all of Martin, SD; sisters, Amy Richards-Black Eyes and Rose Richards-Shangreaux, both of Denver, CO and Jennifer Black Eyes of Martin, SD; special friend, Terri Lynn Hernandez of Martin, SD; aunt, Davrine Shangreaux of Martin, SD; uncles, Orville Shangreaux of Denver, CO, Jerry Richards, Duane Richards, Robert Running Bear and David Richards, all of Martin, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.
Harlen was preceded in death by his mother, Ethelene Richards; father, John Shangreaux; and sister, Davrine Jen Shangreaux.
Pallbearers will be: Joseph Marshall, Demetric Lagunas, Daniel Bad Wound, Ronald Red Feather, James Dean Fly, Curtis Hernandez, Ryan Richards, Gordon Standing Bear, Phillip Richards, Phontayne Richards, Chris Richards, Sam Red Feather, Adam Black Eyes, Charles Black Eyes, Jr. and Lester Fly.
Wake Services: Two night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD with evening services starting at 7 PM each night.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Friday, July 5, 2019 at the LaCreek CAP Office in Martin, SD
Officiating: Pastor John Poff
Burial Services: Inestimable Gift Episcopal Cemetery, Allen, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD