Death in The Immediate Family
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Chapel: 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, VA 24523 | Office/Visitation: 317 West Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523

Death in The Family

Dealing with the Loss in the Immediate Family...

If an immediate family member has recently died, most likely you are grappling with a mix of difficult emotions. Maybe you are in shock at a sudden death. You could be feeling anger, guilt or fear. Perhaps, interwoven with your sorrow, is a sense of peace after suffering through a long illness. We each grieve in our own individual way. How we handle the loss of a loved one depends on our personal backgrounds, our connection to the person who died and even how the person died. The following information can serve as a starting point for helping you cope with the loss of an immediate family member:

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Scheduled Services

Thomas Farrar Puckett, Jr., 53, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, passed away on March 6, 2018. A Celebration of his life will be held 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford.

Ann Jayne Mayhue, 67, Boones Mill, died Sunday, March 11, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17, at Orchard Hills Church, 6032 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, with a reception to follow.