Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home and Crematory is owned by the not-for-profit Evergreen Cemetery Association, a locally-owned and operated company. We have been honored to serve the Jacksonville community since 1880. We welcome you to this site that contains much information about who we are, what we do and what products that we offer. Please click the links below for further information about many different topics.
If you prefer a more personal, face-to-face manner of gaining more information, we welcome you to visit us at our offices at 4535 Main Street, or by a phone call to 904-353-3649.
Further, we would welcome your questions about the great historical resource that is Evergreen.
Our fantastic historic tours are available from time-to-time during the year. Please call and let us know of your interest. If you have a group of twelve or more, we will arrange a personal tour for you and your group at a mutually agreeable time.
The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
HELPING WITH GRIEF
Grief & Healing
A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory statement or situation that is in fact often true. The paradox of mourning we will consider together in this article might, at first glance, seem self-contradictory, but as I will reveal, it is actually a forgotten Truth with a capital T. It’s a Truth we must rediscover because itREAD MORE
Few events in life bring about such warm and wonderful feelings of anticipation as the announcement of a pregnancy. As soon as you and your family learned you were expecting, you naturally began to have hopes and dreams for the future. These hopes and dreams take on a life of their own and begin toREAD MORE
Through the years I have learned a great deal from many grieving children and their families. They have taught me which words work best when talking to children about death. Here are some general concepts I suggest companions use when talking with children about death, dying, grief, and mourning. Talk openly about death The child’sREAD MORE
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When a loved one dies, the last thing you want to do is plan the funeral. You’ve got so many thoughts swirling around in your head – a funeral is a lot to deal with. However, a funeral is a great way to honor and celebrate a loved one’s life. It’s a “see you later,”READ MORE
Death is hard, and it can be even harder to put into words your thoughts and feelings about a loved one who has died. A funeral comes so quickly, and for many of us, we’re still processing that this person is no longer with us, so to create a eulogy for them seems like aREAD MORE
When someone we love dies, it can feel like a part of us died with them – something is missing. At some point, all of us will experience losing a loved one in our life. So, when someone we know loses a loved one, we can empathize with them. We understand the grief and sorrowREAD MORE