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Jerrica Leigh Hardy

Jerrica Leigh Hardy

May 17, 1993 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 30)

Jerrica Leigh Hardy, "Manidoo Aacinikway" meaning "Spirit Woman", age 30, of the Bear Clan and Cass Lake, MN, unexpectedly journeyed to the spirit world on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from Cass Lake IHS. She was born on May 17, 1993, in Bemidji, MN, the daughter of Davine Morris and Howard Hardy.

Jerrica grew up and spent her life living in the Wilkinson and Cass Lake areas. She loved to draw, go for walks, ride bikes, and go horseback riding. Jerrica had a huge, kind heart, full of faith and love. She was always trying to help others. Jerrica was Grandpa's baby girl and his boss, they were usually seen together, watching movies, going to the casino, or sharing a meal. She enjoyed baking and cooking, and was a joy to be around, she lit up the room when she entered. Jerrica had a love for animals, especially dogs, and had every kind of pet possible. She was funny and liked to joke around. Jerrica loved being with her children, they meant the world to her. She was an excellent listener and brought comfort to others easily and naturally. Jerrica will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those greeting Jerrica in the spirit world are her mom, Davine; brother, Michael; sister, Leann; grandmas, Susie and Margaret; grandpa, Gary; auntie, Byrd and special friend, Devin.

Those Jerrica leaves behind to forever cherish her memory are her son, Josiah Howard; daughter, Annaleigh Villebrun; grandpa, Harry Morris; dad, Howard Hardy; brothers, Aaron (Angel) Morris, Donovan (Jennifer) Villebrun, Matthew (Leanne) Villebrun, Nathan Villebrun; sisters, Natasha Morris, Courtney (Cody) Morris, Krissy (Jose) Morris, Linzie Villebrun, Tonya (Berto) Luna; grandma, Linda Wilson; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

An overnight wake for Jerrica will begin on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. and continue until her celebration of life service on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., all to be held at the Mission Community Center in Mission/Cass Lake, MN. Pastor Mark Little Elk will officiate. Jerrica's urn bearer is Natasha Morris. Honorary urn bearers are all of Jerrica's family. Inurnment will be in Prince of Peace Cemetery in Cass Lake, MN.

Jerrica's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at




November 20, 2023

4:00 PM

Mission Community Center

Mission Road

Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633

Celebration of Life


November 21, 2023

1:00 PM

Mission Community Center

Mission Road

Mission/Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633


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