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
Your mother or father has died. Whether you had a good, bad or indifferent relationship with the parent who died, your feelings for him or her were probably quite strong. At bottom, most of us love our parents deeply. And they love us with the most unconditional love that imperfect human beings can summons. YouREAD MORE
Historian Arnold Toynbee once wrote, “There are always two parties to a death; the person who dies and the survivors who are bereaved.” Unfortunately, many survivors of suicide suffer alone and in silence. The silence that surrounds them often complicates the healing that comes from being encouraged to mourn. Because of the social stigma surroundingREAD MORE
“I don’t have to go in search of the pain of grief—it finds me. It’s when I deny or insulate myself from the pain of the loss that I shut down. Ironically, it is in being open to the pain that I move through it to renewed living.” —Alan D. Wolfelt Your feelings are theREAD MORE
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In recent years, more people have chosen cremation due to several reasons including cremation becoming more acceptable, fewer religious restriction, fewer family traditions; people dying at older ages; and a greater flexibility in memorial services. Whether your loved one wished for cremation or the family collective decided in a creation, a cremation is a wayREAD MORE
Whether a sibling died young, old, tragically, or from natural causes, there is a pain that exists like no other. Many siblings are closely connected, whether from their childhoods or from a current relationship, which has been built over many years. Sibling relationships are full of memories, love, fights, jealousy, protectiveness, annoyance, rivalry, competitiveness, andREAD MORE
The grief we experience after a loved one passes is different for everyone. What one person feels, and experiences is not what another person necessarily goes through. People have different grieving processes and timelines. Right now, as a nation and a world, we are experience a pandemic due to COVID-19 that is requiring all ofREAD MORE