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

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect from Burch-Messier,
if I want to discuss my final plans?

You may have heard of high-pressure tactics being used to sell pre-funded funeral and cremation services. We do not use these. We do not employ full-time pre-need arrangers, who rely on commission sales for their livelihood. The pre-need arrangers you will meet here at Burch-Messier are John Messier and Chris Burch, co-owners of the funeral home, who will give options and advice in a non-threatening environment; either in the comfort of your home or the warmth of the funeral home.

Scheduled Services


Myrtle Loraine New Webster, 86, of Bedford, died Sunday, February 17, 2019. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford. 


Carol Roark Valora, 67, of Appomattox, died Sunday, February 17, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Carol’s Cemetery, 6277 Bethany Road, Rustburg, VA.