Michael Lee “Joby” Overstreet
Michael is a life- long Bedford resident and a 1974 graduate of Liberty High School. He is married to Carolyn Lloyd Overstreet and has two children; daughter Ryan O. Long and son Justin Overstreet, and two granddaughters, Sadie Jean Long and Campbell Cassandra Overstreet. He is a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and was a volunteer fire fighter in Bedford in his younger days. Many years of his life have been spent on softball fields all over the country, playing fast-pitch softball, as well as coaching many local young ladies in both softball and basketball, and many local young men in baseball.
After years spent working for Trailways, The Lamano Agency, and years of self- employment, Michael began his funeral career at Tharp Funeral Home in 1999, lured there and hired by Chris Burch. After working in the business for several years, he decided to get his Funeral Director’s License, and graduated from John Tyler in Richmond in 2015. During school and after graduation, he worked for Diuguids’ Funeral Home in Lynchburg, and then in 2017, determined it was time to join forces with Chris Burch once again at Burch-Messier Funeral Home.
Tammy Johnson, a 1984 graduate of Liberty High School and was employed at Liberty High School for 17 years. Tammy is the full time secretary at Burch-Messier Funeral Home. She is a member of Timber Ridge Baptist Church where she is head of the nursery and teaches Sunday School for the two and three year olds. She is married to Phillip Johnson and has one son, Derek. God, family and friends are very important in her life. She enjoys scrapbooking, camping and spending time with family and friends.
Barry is a life long resident of Bedford. He is a graduate of Liberty High School and Virginia Tech. Barry partnered with his brother Carl in the family business, Coffey & Saunders Farm and Hardware for thirty-five years. He and his wife Sue have two daughters and four grandchildren. Barry joined the Burch-Messier staff in 2006 as a funeral assistant.