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Funeral Arrangements

At some time in our lives, most of us will make or assist in making funeral arrangements. This can mean making many decisions at a very difficult and emotional time. Funeral directors are there to offer help and guidance during one of life’s most difficult times, but there are things we suggest:

  • Be an informed consumer. Don’t be reluctant to ask questions.
  • Today there are a variety of options to meet your financial needs and wishes. Be sure to discuss all available options before making a decision.
  • When selecting a funeral director, choose one who is licensed and has a good reputation in the community.
  • Be prepared! Avoid the burden of making decisions while under emotional stress by organizing details with your funeral director ahead of time. Remember…preplanning doesn’t necessarily mean prepaying.
  • Plan a personalized ceremony or service to help you begin the healing process. Getting through grief is never easy but having a meaningful funeral or tribute will help.

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.


 

 

Send Condolences

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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.