About

Located in Madison Heights, Whitten Monelison Chapel hosts funeral and memorial services for families in Amherst County, Virginia. For over 80 years, the Whitten family has remained committed to improving our options for the greater Lynchburg area and our families.

Our Madison Heights funeral home

Chapel down the aisle view at Whitten Monelison Chapel. Everyone at Whitten Monelison Chapel is committed to service beyond your expectations—before, during and after the service. Our funeral home in Madison Heights features large rooms and a spacious chapel, so you have the accommodations you need. As you enter, we'll greet you with a smile and the compassion you deserve during this difficult time.

Expert planning professionals

The funeral planning process may seem stressful, especially after losing someone you love. Our experienced team and funeral directors will walk you through each step, ensuring you're comfortable with every detail. We'll help you select the type of services, write obituaries, and discuss funeral costs, visitation options and exclusive benefits we offer.

At Whitten Monelison Chapel, we honor those who have passed while serving the living, those left behind to celebrate their life. We'll help you design a meaningful service, providing you and your guests compassion and peace. Our goal is to create a memory that builds trust between our funeral home family and your family. We commit all our resources to create that memory, build a level of confidence in our services, and we recognize that small things make big impressions.

Convenient locations in Virginia

To better assist families, we offer three convenient locations in the surrounding counties of Amherst, Bedford and Campbell. Our locations include Whitten Timberlake Chapel and Whitten Park Avenue Chapel, both in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Whitten Monelison Chapel in Madison Heights, Virginia.

Feel free to stop by any of our funeral homes to learn more about our funeral services or to plan ahead for yourself or a loved one. Our teams look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

History

Whitten Funeral Home was established in 1937 by W.C. “Red” Whitten at the original location on Park Avenue in Lynchburg. In 1960, we opened a second funeral home on Timberlake Road to serve the needs of a growing city. Later in 1982, we opened our third funeral home, located in Madison Heights, to serve families in Amherst County.

Over 80 years of service

For over 80 years, three generations of the Whitten family have led the way in funeral services for the greater Lynchburg area, serving the funeral needs of Lynchburg area families. Today, we are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.


 

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Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honour the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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A beautiful bouquet of flowers

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A beautiful bouquet of flowers

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Jon Bennett was there for us when we were faced with burial of our father. He explained all prices and options available and was a pleasure to work with. We were at ease and able to personalize our services to honor our father to give him a proper burial at a very fair price. He's great to deal with!"

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August 2021

"Very pleased. Been using Whitten for years have always been pleased."

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July 2021

"John was excellent. We wanted our meeting to go quick and he was amenable. We can't say enough good things about him."

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July 2021

"whitten funeral isthe best"

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May 2021

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