Funeral and cremation

Whitten Monelison Chapel


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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.






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Plan ahead and protect the people you love.

Pre-planning today lets you pay today's prices for future services. Learn more about relocation protection and lifetime flexibility from an expert.


Free Funeral Planning Resources

Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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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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