What Bliley's Offers
Bliley's is dedicated to celebrating every life with honor and respect, and serving every family with thoughtful care and compassion. We are committed to making what is naturally a very difficult time, as stress-free as possible.
When someone dies, grieving family and friends are often faced with making complicated decisions about funeral and memorial ceremonies - all of which must be made quickly and often under great emotional stress. One solution is to make these arrangements ahead of time. Our specially licensed advance planning counselors can discuss and review the options available to you, from Pre-Planning to Pre-Payment. Explore our "Planning Ahead" section for more information.
Conventional Funeral Options
There are many choices available for what type of funeral can be held. We will work with you to develop a ceremony that meets your needs and is a meaningful tribute. Our traditional funeral service options include professional staffing, use of one of our locations for Viewing and Visitation; formal memorial ceremony; use of equipment and staff for a graveside ceremony; use of a hearse or limousine; a casket; outer burial container or alternate container; and burial, entombment or cremation of the remains. Click here for our General Price List (PDF).
Direct Burial Options
Sometimes a simple, Direct Burial is requested. When the body is buried shortly after death, and no Viewing or Visitation is involved, Bliley's offers services that include transportation and care of the body. A Memorial Service may be held at the graveside just prior to burial, or at a later time, should the family choose.
Bliley's offers several choices when planning a cremation. Prior to cremation, a Wake or Visitation may be planned - just as they are for someone who will be buried or entombed. We can also help plan other ceremony. Although a casket is not required for cremation, Bliley's has caskets available for use during a viewing. We also offer a variety of urns, and containers used to scatter or distribute ashes.
Every person is unique, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral or ceremony. Some find comfort in family and friends, flowers, and a religious ceremony. Others find comfort in solitude and prefer simple, small private last rites with only close family and intimate friends. Memorial Services and receptions are alternatives to more traditional ceremonies. These gatherings are less formal, and may feature photographs of the deceased, memorabilia from his or her life, and other mementos. Bliley's experienced staff can help arrange a ceremony that speaks to the life of the individual being remembered, and comforts friends and family. See our Personalizing Your Experience page for more information.
Bliley's has many years of experience in and knowledge of the requirements needed for transferring remains from one geographic location to another. Our funeral directors can ensure that all arrangements, such as necessary legal documentation and casket requirements, are made to secure safe passage to almost any destination around the world.
We are here to serve the individuals and the families of our communities, and our service continues beyond helping say good-bye to a loved one. Bliley's has dedicated staff to assist with identifying local and national resources, grief support and administrative assistance to help when dealing with the issues that arise when a death occurs. For more information, please see our Resources page.
Since 1874, the Bliley family has been devoted to serving the Richmond community with compassion, honor and respect. We live these ideals in everything we do and in every service we provide. Our caring and experienced professionals bring peace of mind to families in their time of need. Our unwavering commitment makes us Richmond’s premier provider of funeral and cremation services.
For more information, please also see our Funeral FAQ.