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Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue in Lynchburg, Virginia, helps families plan thoughtful funeral and memorial services. For more than 80 years, 3 generations of the Whitten family have led the way in funeral and cremation services for the greater Lynchburg area.

A caring Virginia funeral home

The team at Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue is dedicated to providing quality funeral services. At our funeral home in Lynchburg, families find warm and inviting spaces suited for spending time together. We offer family rooms with comfortable seating and a chapel for services.

Regardless of which type of memorial you choose—from a traditional funeral steeped in religious tradition to a contemporary celebration of life—our funeral directors create memorable memorials. We guide you every step through the planning process, so you know your benefits and cost options.

Custom celebrations of unique lives

We know that each person is special and design each service to reflect that individuality. At Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, we celebrate life. As we discuss your needs, tell us about your loved one and what he or she enjoyed most in the world. We'll take that information and plan a service that tells a story in a respectful way. Those who wish to plan ahead for themselves also have this option, which ensures your final wishes are known.

Our promise to you

Our commitment to families is the foundation on which this funeral home was built. At Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue, our team creates meaningful services, ensuring a last memory begins with compassion and peace. We commit all our resources to creating that memory and confidence in our services, and we recognize that small things make big impressions.

Please visit us to tour our funeral home in Lynchburg or learn more about our funeral, cremation and memorial services.


Whitten Funeral Home was established in 1937 by W.C. “Red” Whitten at the original location on Park Avenue in Lynchburg. In 1960, the 2nd location opened on Timberlake Road to serve the needs of a growing city. In 1982, Whitten opened its 3rd location, just north of Lynchburg in Madison Heights, Virginia, to serve the residents of Amherst County.

For more than 80 years, 3 generations of the Whitten family have hosted funeral services for the greater Lynchburg area, and we are proud to uphold a legacy of fine funeral care.

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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.

"They handled it like a professional no pressure to upgrade there services what you wanted to do it was all good with them"

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January 2021

"The staff of Whitten were excellant. The services provided were exceptional. I would not hesitate to use Whitten in the future."

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January 2021

"With COVID-19 running rampant, wearing a mask at the funeral home should NOT be optional."

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November 2020

"From the beginning of this whole process, I have felt respected and listened to and my family's wishes and culture were respected and honored and I am truly thankful for that."

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August 2020

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