We're not a big-city funeral home or a multi-location conglomerate. But, for many years now, we have been providing our community with warm, caring, compassionate service, respecting each family's decisions and performing each service with dignity, integrity and trust... All at a truly reasonable cost. We provide caring and respectful funeral services, funerals and cremations to both the proud residents of Bedford City and Bedford County, and also to those in the surrounding areas which include
Roanoke, Lynchburg and Central Virginia.
Our funeral home is the result of listening to today's consumer and responding in kind. From the warm, home-like atmosphere to our reasonable pricing and dignified, compassionate service... We strive to deliver what YOU want.
Unlike others in our profession, we make it easy for you to compare our prices. Our focus has always included choices, value and honesty. We invite you to explore our site and even compare our prices with others. Simply click here for all of our Consumer & Price Information List and Comparison Worksheet. Now you can begin to plan a funeral online and PLEASE, DO REMEMBER THAT PRE-ARRANGEMENTS ARE TRANSFERABLE FROM ONE FUNERAL HOME TO ANOTHER and only takes a few minutes and a signature. Do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions at 586-7360.
Melvin Lee Ellis, 65, of Bedford, died Monday, March 27, 2017. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Kenny Richard Nelson, 63, of Bedford, died Sunday, March 26, 2017. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel. A burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Community Cemetery.
James Rodger Peters, Jr., 55, of Monroe, died Friday, March 24, 2017. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at Madison Heights Christian Church, 149 Main Street, Madison Heights. A visitation will be held 1:30 - 2:30 prior to the service.
Dorothy Peck Russell, 93, of Bedford, died Sunday, February 26, 2017. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., April 22, at Main Street United Methodist Church.
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Often in times of grief, life can be very confusing. Burch-Messier is here for you. Ask us questions, ask our advice and lean on us. It is our job to assist, console, answer requests and help you though a difficult time in life. Just ask any of our staff...
Memorial tributes can be made in a number of ways; donations to charities, floral arrangements, cards, food and visits. We also offer online condolences for individuals who cannot attend the service or visitation.
From the initial consultation and long after everything is there, you can count on help from Burch-Messier to help you with any final estate matters as well as help with grief counseling.
Save your family and loved ones by prearranging your services. Grief is difficult for everyone, so it makes sense to remove the burden by preparing information such as final requests, names and other final details. It it also possible to prepay and lock in at today's prices. Click here for MyPlanner to pre-plan a funeral for yourself or a loved one and begin the pre-arrangement process.