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

Scheduled Services






































Kirby Edward Richardson

Kirby Edward Richardson of Moneta, VA, died peacefully in his sleep on June 10, 2022.  A memorial service will be held at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 13586 S. Old Moneta Road, Moneta, VA 24121, at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 25, 2022. The family will be available to visit with guests at the reception following the service. It is the family’s wish that any contributions be sent in Kirby’s memory to The National Park Foundation (nationalparks.org) or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org). Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.









































Leonard Grady Nelms

Leonard Grady Nelms passed away peacefully in his home in Bedford, Virginia on June 9, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.   A memorial service will be held on July 23 in Georgia.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to Gideon International, P.O. Box 841, Marietta, Georgia 30061 or Bedford Baptist Church, 1516 Oakwood Street, Bedford, Virginia 24523 in his memory. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.









































Nellie Bowyer Wilson

87, of Thaxton, VA went to be with her Lord Monday, June 20, 2022 at Lynchburg General Hospital. A Funeral service will be held 6:00 pm Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Burch-Messier Funeral Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street Bedford, Virginia 24523 with pastor Shane McSweeney Officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service starting at 5:00pm. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.