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

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have an AfterCare Program?

Yes, we do! The word "AfterCare" is often a misnomer in funeral service these days. Burch-Messier's AfterCare Program consists of regular contact with the families that we have served. Our AfterCare Program DOES NOT revolve around low-key preneed sales to the survivors. We do not and never will, pay 'referral fees', commissions, bounties or any other enticements to anyone on our staff in order to sell more pre-funded services. Do you have a question for us? If so, email it to John and Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scheduled Services


Elizabeth "Betsy" Hopkins Stewartson, 81, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 20, at Main St. United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford.


Charles Benjamin Russell, 95, of Bedford, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A memorial service will be held 3:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Bower Center, 305 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 24523.