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My funeral arrangements were preplanned
at another funeral home.

Can I move them to Burch-Messier?

Yes, you can. By law, pre-arranged funeral and cremation plans are completely portable; meaning they can be transferred in the event that you move to another part of the country or just want to switch to another funeral home. If they are pre-funded, the money is actually held by a third party such as a bank or insurance company. The funds are not controlled by the funeral home at all - this protects you as a consumer. The beneficiary is simply changed from the original funeral home to Burch-Messier with just one form. The best part is that we handle it all for you! We honor the pricing that your previous funeral home quoted you and, at death, will return any excess funds to your survivors. Keep in mind, too, that even if the pre-arrangements were not transferred to Burch-Messier prior to death, we will still honor the pricing that was quoted by your original funeral home.

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.


 

 

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Here For You

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

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.

Long After

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.

Pre-Planning

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.