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Bliley’s RESPONSE TO COVID 19

Bliley's first priority is the safety, well-being, and health of the families we serve, our caring and professional staff, and the RVA community in which we live.

                                                                                         - Carey Bliley, CEO.

  • Making Arrangements: We are able to meet with families virtually or in person to make arrangements, we leave this up to the families comfort level. 

  • Visitations: Will be limited to 100 people or less under current guidelines.

  • Funerals: We are holding funerals in our large chapels with chairs spaced apart with a limit of 100 people in attendance.  Additionally, we work with all houses of worship to comply with their guidelines.

  • Why hold a funeral now? Especially during this time, we are so isolated that losing a loved one can be a very lonely time. Funerals and the rituals that are performed are important not only to honor the deceased, but to comfort the surviving family with friends and relatives to begin the grieving process.

  • How do funerals look different with COVID?  We have been working with families creatively to find ways that meet the family’s needs while still being safe, such as livestreaming and webcasting funerals, holding ceremonies outside, and sharing on-line condolences.

  • Can I wait and do a funeral later?    Yes.  Today families have the flexibility to do a ceremony soon after the death or wait and hold the funeral on a meaningful date, like a date of birth or a special date that has meaning to the deceased. However, "holding an immediate service, even if it has to be held online and followed by a second, more inclusive service down the line, will help families... begin to convert their relationship with the person who died from one of presence to one of memory." - Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Why Bliley's

We are:

  • Family owned and operated
  • Locally owned and operated
  • A strong supporter of RVA local community through sponsorships, volunteer activities and more.

We believe in:

  • Celebrating every life with honor and respect.
  • Serving every family with thoughtful care and compassion.
  • Adhering to the highest funeral industry standards.
  • Supporting families after the ceremony.
  • Serving all faiths and cultures.
  • Meaningful community partnerships.

We have:

  • Staff that are experts in family support, event planning, grief resources, and funeral customs and rituals.
  • Our own crematory which means your loved one never leaves our care.
  • 3 locations throughout the Richmond area.
  • The only Cremation Center in RVA, where a family hold a service for the cremation and/or stay with their loved one through the cremation process, much like going to a cemetery for a burial.

We offer:

  • Catered receptions: We offer customized catering services for any size group, from simple deli delights to elaborate Italian buffets.
  • A Funeral Celebrant, for those looking for a ceremony leader.
  • Spanish Translator for arrangements or ceremonies on staff.
  • Support, Every family one free grief counseling session at Full Circle.
  • Grief Resource Support: we have trained staff to connect families with grief resources.
  • Service of Remembrance: Annually Each location offers a free service to families to remember loved ones lost.

Recent Obituaries

The Bliley Difference

Blileys has been in business since 1874 because we celebrate every life with honor and respect, and serving every family with thoughtful care, compassion and integrity.

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3801 Augusta Avenue

Richmond, VA 23230

804-355-3800

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Richmond, VA 23224

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8510 Staples Mill Road

Richmond, VA 23228

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Richmond, VA 23224

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