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































































Terry Lynn Shoemaker

45, of Madison Heights, VA was called to his heavenly home on Friday, December 1, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Lynchburg Harvest Baptist Church, 2571 Carter Street with Pastor Mark Snowden officiating. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.



























































Mary Jane Williams Teass

Born in 1931, Mary Jane Williams Teass entered into heaven on Monday, November 13, 2023. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut St. Bedford. A burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.




























































Henry Anderson Love

77, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon, on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Bedford Christian Church with Rev. David Walton officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.