The Bliley Difference

The Bliley Difference

Bliley’s has been providing services to the residences of the Richmond area since 1874.

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.

Who Owns Whom (Corporate Ownership)


SCI Group

Service Corporation International (SCI) in Houston Texas is the world’s largest funeral/cremation conglomerate chain and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. SCI Group owns the following funeral homes/cremation providers:

  • Woody Funeral Homes
  • Nelsen Funeral Home
  • Cremation Society of Virginia

Family Matters

Bliley’s is proud to remain family owned. We have cared for thousands of Richmond residents since 1874, and we offer the level of compassionate care that only a family can provide. We are accountable to you and your family – not to stockholders & investors during your difficult time of need, choose a family you can trust.

Our Story


In 1874, founder Joseph W. Bliley, Sr., and his two brothers, John and Frank, formally established what has become a family tradition of serving the community by providing compassionate care and unparalleled service. These three brothers instilled in the company their ideals of kindness and personal service, which continues to be the cornerstone of our company today.

Today we continue to be family owned & operated. Today Norbert Bliley (3rd Generation), and Carey and Eric Bliley (4th Generation) are providing that same commitment to thoughtful, personal service that has always been a part of our company. We value our reputation and appreciate the trust that our community has placed in us over the years.

Our Guarantee


We believe the most valuable thing we own cannot be seen or touched - it is the goodwill of people we have served and their recommendation of us to family and friends. That's why we are Richmond’s most preferred family-owned funeral and cremation provider.

We continue to innovate to meet the growing needs of today’s families and look forward to serving your family. Because of this we hold ourselves and our staff to the highest standards of excellence.

We guarantee if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our service, we will reduce or eliminate that charge. Blileys will ensure you not only receive the compassionate care you expect, but the value you deserve.


3801 Augusta Avenue

Richmond, VA 23230


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Richmond, VA 23224


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Richmond, VA 23228


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Richmond, VA 23224


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