Funeral Services
(540) 586-7360
Chapel: 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, VA 24523 | Office/Visitation: 317 West Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523

Funeral Services

From the simplest to the most complex services, Burch-Messier Funeral & Cremation Service can do it all.  Full service funerals, cremations with or without full services and out-of-state transfers are just a few of the services that we are prepared to handle.

Funeral service in the 21st century is different from even just a few years ago.  There is nothing that is now known as "traditional".  Often what is known as a "traditional" service now also involves a meal following the memorial or funeral ceremony.  Or, often a viewing occurs just prior to a service...or there is no visitation at all. We see "Tradtional" is what works for you and your loved ones. Your privacy and care are always proteced here at Burch-Messier.

Rest assured that at Burch-Messier, we are able to provide the services that you want.  We will arrange and perform them with the utmost attention to detail and dignity.

Scheduled Services


John Francis Finnegan, Jr., died Sunday, May 12, 2019. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 15353 Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA. A visitation will be held one hour prior beginning at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 13586 Old Moneta Rd, Moneta, VA.


Charles Benjamin Russell, 95, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Bower Center, 305 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 24523.


Gary Gile, 69, of Bedford, died Monday, May 20, 2019. Arrangements pending.