A Bedford Tradition of Caring



We’re not a big-city funeral home or a multi-location conglomerate. But, for many years now, we have been providing our community with warm, caring, compassionate service, respecting each family’s decisions and performing each service with dignity, integrity and trust… All at a truly reasonable cost. We provide caring and respectful funeral services, funerals and cremations to both the proud residents of Bedford City and Bedford County, and also to those in the surrounding areas which include
Roanoke, Lynchburg and Central Virginia.

Our Commitment is Strong and Simple:

Our funeral home is the result of listening to today’s consumer and responding in kind.  From the warm, home-like atmosphere to our reasonable pricing and dignified, compassionate service… We strive to deliver what YOU want.





Our staff is here to help you through your difficult time and for those of you who wish to pre-arrange your services. Please do not hesitate to call, visit or contact us with any questions and we will help you any way we can. To email a condolence, simply click here .

Unlike others in our profession, we make it easy for you to compare our prices. Our focus has always included choices, value and honesty. We invite you to explore our site and even compare our prices with others. Simply click here for all of our Consumer & Price Information List and Comparison Worksheet.  Now you can begin to plan a funeral online and PLEASE, DO REMEMBER THAT PRE-ARRANGEMENTS ARE TRANSFERABLE FROM ONE FUNERAL HOME TO ANOTHER and only takes a few minutes and a signature. Do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions at 586-7360.



Office Location

317 West Main Street
Bedford, VA

Chapel Location

1235 Walnut Street
Bedford, VA

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Sybil Dickenson Elkins

84, peacefully left this life and joined her husband in heaven on September 16, 2023.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at Pleasant View Baptist Church, 19278 Forest Road, Lynchburg. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.






















































Ann Brent App
89, passed away on August 28, 2023 peacefully in her sleep cared for lovingly at the Elms. On October 1, 2023, a Remembrance service will be held as part of the 10:30 Sunday Service at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lynchburg, Monument Terrace Steps. Following the service Ann’s ashes will be placed in the Scatter Garden, Old City Cemetery, Taylor Street. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.






















































Coleman Robert Reap – Updated Service Date
91, formerly of Scranton, PA, died peacefully on September 6, 2023 at his home on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.Services will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Resurrection Catholic Church, Moneta, Virginia. Reception at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Resurrection Catholic Church or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.