About

Whitten Timberlake Chapel, a funeral home in Lynchburg, Virginia, provides thoughtful funeral and memorial services that guests will cherish. Our tradition of service dates back more than 80 years, with 3 generations of the Whitten family leading the way in funeral care for the greater Lynchburg area.

Expert funeral planning

Sitting area for the families at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.At Whitten Timberlake Chapel, we offer families the ability to plan a funeral or memorial service that showcases individuality and celebrates life. We host all types of funeral services, including traditional religious services and catered and themed events. We commit ourselves to creating a lasting memory filled with compassion and peace. Our experienced funeral directors and team welcome the opportunity to assist you. As we help you plan a service—for yourself or a loved one—we'll guide you through the process, discussing costs, benefits, visitation options and your special requests. Our hope is to ease the burden of planning so you can focus on healing.

You can lean on us

Sitting area with desk at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.The team at Whitten Timberlake Chapel greets each person we meet with the respect they deserve. As a locally operated funeral home in Lynchburg, we understand the needs of our community and the many families we serve. With a focus on building trust between our family and yours, we dedicate all our resources to create long-lasting relationships and instill your family's confidence in our services. We recognize that small things make big impressions. Feel free to contact us or come by Whitten Timberlake Chapel to learn more about our burial and cremation options or to meet someone from our team.

History

The Whitten family of funeral homes has served the greater Lynchburg area for more than 80 years. Whitten Funeral Home was established in 1937 by W.C. “Red” Whitten at the original location on Park Avenue in Lynchburg. In 1960, we added a 2nd location on Timberlake Road to meet the needs of a growing city. Eventually in 1982, Whitten opened our 3rd location in Madison Heights to serve residents in Amherst County. Today, we are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

Amenities

Location

Cremation

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Plan a Simple Cremation

Simple can still mean exceptional. Let us show you how.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Remember the one you love

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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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

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

Learn More
Vintage photos scattered

Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"Whitten's did a great job. You could not tell my mother had jaundice."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

September 2021

"I would highly recommend Whittens Funeral Home they were very helpful explaining everything to plan all the arrangements for my sister's service."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2021

"Very attentive team"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

July 2021

"Cost = just wanted to note that we didn't expect to pay anything since all was pre-planned, but we are OK with that. Contact after service = I cannot remember if anyone from Whitten contacted us after the service; I really didn't expect to be contacted, but I have texted with Gina to take care of some things, and she responded quickly. Learning how to make advance funeral/cemetery arrangements - at this time the answer is no. This is something that we will discuss as a family sometime in the future and will be in contact at some point."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

June 2021

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