James Dean “J. D.” Blankenship

Funeral services for James Dean “J. D.” Blankenship, 35, of Lucedale will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Moments Funeral Home Chapel.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Moments Funeral Home. Friends and family may view and sign an online guest register for J. D. Blankenship at www.momentsfuneralhome.com.

He was a 2005 graduate of George County High School. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. His greatest joys in life were his girls and spending time with his family. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend who will be greatly missed. He died March 17, 2021.

He is survived by his daughters Zoe and Jorgia Blankenship; parents James “Skip” and Paula Byrd Blankenship; brother Eric Blankenship; maternal grandmother Ginger Byrd; paternal grandmother Barbara Blankenship; Uncle Dean and Aunt Rhonda; a beloved host of uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Eley Byrd and paternal grandfather James L. Blankenship.

Officiating the service will be Bro. Larry Havard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Costumes for a Cause, P. O. Box 3868; Gulfport, MS 39505.

Moments Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.