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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.


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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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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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.

"Loved working with the staff.. they was there for everything that we needed and and questions and any concerns that we had.. John and Francine are great!!"

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October 2020

"Very caring staff. I especially appreciated the care when Whitten personnel came to our house, since my husband died at home. They were professional and showed such compassion and caring. I will never forget their kindness toward me and my great loss."

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September 2020

"From the call back I received from the on-call funeral director at one o'clock in the morning, to the time after the burial service, Kemp and the rest of the staff had everything covered. They were professional, respectful, and most of all kind. Kemp's experience was invaluable. His connections in the community (my family was from out-of-town) helped us find the perfect resting place for my mom and his calmness, gentle sense of humor, and overall warm-hearted demeanor gave us comfort and allowed us to get through an extremely difficult time."

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

July 2020

"Having a loved one pass away is difficult enough, but during a pandemic, it is a little tougher. Whitten Funeral Home and their entire staff were so professional and met all of our needs in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend them."

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June 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Lynchburg Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue

    Kemp N Settle

  • Lynchburg Funeral Home Manager -  Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue

    Paul C Whitten

    General Manager
  • Lynchburg Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue

    Jason James Davidson

    Funeral Director
  • Lynchburg Funeral Home Manager -  Whitten Funeral Home/Park Avenue

    Garry S Evans

    General Manager
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