Lisa Jo Richards was born August 7, 1980, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Jennifer (Richards) Prue. Lisa, 39, made her journey to the Spirit World on September 23, 2019, at her home in Rapid City, with her sister, Brooke, by her side.
In her childhood years, Lisa grew up in Pine Ridge, SD and Wanblee, SD, attending Eagle Nest Elementary and Little Wound High School. She received her GED in May of 2000. In her teens and throughout her adult years, the family moved to Rapid City, SD and made the city their home.
Lisa was a loving daughter, mother, sister and granddaughter. She had a big family and loved each and every relative. She treated all of her nieces and nephews as if they were her own children. She was a person who showed her love, always. Lisa found humor every day. Through all the pain, she smiled and cracked jokes. She loved to sit and drink her flavored water (coffee) and enjoy her bowl of sugar.
~ My big sissy was so full of life. She loved my babies so much. She would go Thrift Store shopping and bring many things home- a little for everyone, and if there was no need for it, we would go behind her and throw it away. Her favorite meals were oatmeal with brown sugar, popcorn balls, and Campbell soup with a Dr. Pepper. I couldn’t go to the store and not get it. Her kisses on my cheek, I will miss very much. She called me her “Baby Girl”, her “Sissy”. She always said, “I got you Baby Girl” and “I love you”! -Tiffy ~
Lisa will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Lisa is survived by her mother, Jennifer (Richards) Prue; stepfather, Donald Prue; children, Christopher Mesteth, Jr. and Kitana Mesteth; siblings, Courtney Rose (Loren), Brooke Prue (Stormy), Jodi Prue (Roger Johnson), Tiffany Prue (Gilbert Mesteth), Gage Prue and Harlen Prue; grandmother, Beverly Prue; father of her children, Christopher Mesteth, Sr.; special friend, Vincent Steele, Sr.; 1 grandbaby on the way; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lisa was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford Richards, Sr., Dorothy Richards, Robert “Bob” Prue, Sr. and Amelia “Tiny” Shaw; uncles, Lyle, Rodney and Casey Richards, and Matthew “K.O.” Prue; and cousins, Shawn Brown and Stephen Patton.
Pallbearers will be: Rich Patton, Rodney Richards, Christopher Mesteth, Sr., Gage Nelson Prue, Harlen K Prue, Rex Price, Bart Ecoffey, Jr., Kevin Prue, T.J. Mesteth and Chance Winters.
Casket escorts will be: Courtney Rose, Brooke Prue, Jodi Prue, Tiffany Prue, Shavonn White, Cecelie Richards, Natasha Rogers, Stormy LaPointe, Leann Reddest, Satin Janis and Angela Bald Eagle.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Anita Brown (Reed) & family, Clifford W. Richards, Jr. (Brenna) & family, Alfreda K. Patton (Dean) & family, James A. Richards (Dee), Stephanie Apple (Sam), Filmore Richards, Tyonnia Richards, Will, Jess and Joe Richards & Families, Donna Prue, Randy Prue, Denny Jo Prue, Robert Prue, Jr., and Maurice (Ricky) Prue, Charlotta, John Montgomery & family, Valaria Richards, Darrell Fiddler, Carol Goodman-Hill & family, Vincent Steele & family, Annabelle & Karen, Stormy LaPointe & family, Mary Andrews, Val Star Boy, David Morrison & family, Evelyn Gregg, Betty June Patton & family, Lorraine Richards, Uncle Louie & Melvina Winters, Jesse Joe & Will (Angie) & families, Aunts: Irene, Sandee, Truvy and Gwenny & Orren & Families, Janelle & Babette Pourier & family, Brenna Tree Top & family, Michele Denoyer, Cyril White Eagle & family, Family of Anthony Valandra, Brewer Family, Prue-War Bonnett Family, Red Willow Family, Mesteth Family, Schrader Family, Winters Family, Janis Family, Richard Family, Bald Eagle Bear Family, Sitting Up Family, Two Elk Family, Ecoffey Family, Lakota Family, North Side of Rapid City, SD and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with rosary services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Service: 1:00 PM, Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Mr. Charles McGaaTraditional Lakota Services: Mr Lawrence “Larry” Swalley
Burial Service: Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD