Lesa J. Blankenship, 42, of Advance, was born Sept. 12, 1959, at Sikeston, the daughter of Mary McMillion Thompson and the late Charles ?Sonny? Thompson, and died Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Blankenship was a homemaker. On Sept. 27, 1980, she was married to Harold Blankenship at Advance, and he survives of the home. Other survivors include her mother Mary McMillion Thompson of Advance; paternal grandmother, Lillian Thompson of Advance; maternal grandmother, Mary McMillion of Bloomfield; two brothers, Clay Thompson of Puxico and Brandon Thompson of Advance; two sisters, Julie Vandermierden of Glennon and Rena Thompson of Puxico. Her father preceded her in death. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at the Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance with Rev. Ray Placher officiating. Interment will follow at Morgan Memorial Park at Advance.