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


























Joel Allen KInsley

63, of Goode, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Timber Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Phillip Kelley officiating.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360



























Pauline Wilson Mitchen

77, of Bedford, died Friday, May 7, 2021. . A funeral service celebrating her life will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Timber Ridge Baptist Church, 3234 Timber Ridge Rd. Bedford, with Pastor Phillip Kelley officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360


























PFC Robert Ray “Bobbie” Daniels

17, of Bedford, died serving his country in the United States Army at Vicinity of Waegwan, Republic of Korea on August 16, 1950.  A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St., Bedford with Rev. Richard Kingrea officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., on Friday at Burch-Messier Walnut St. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bedford Boys Tribute Center, 102 N. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.