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



















Robert Lee Wright, Jr.

86, of Bedford, VA passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at his residence after a long illness. A celebration of life for Robert will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, November 29,2020 at Temple Baptist Church in Madison Heights with Pastor Joe Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until time of service. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Temple Baptist Church Mission program. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.


















Doris Logwood Burley

90, of Big Island, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Accordius of Lynchburg.  A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Big Island Cemetery with Rev. Larry Ross officiating. Family will receive friends 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.


















Lisa Mae Sines

53, of Bedford died Sunday, November 22, 2020.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, with David Carter officiating. A burial will follow in Timber Ridge Baptist Church cemetery. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.