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 child or young adult has died. Everyone who loved the child is now faced with mourning this tragic, untimely death. The child’s parents are heartbroken. But what about the grandparents? How might they be feeling? How can you help them with their unique grief? This article will guide you in ways to turn yourREAD MORE
A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. You want to help, but you are not sure how to go about it. This article will guide you in ways to turn your cares and concerns into positive actions. Listen with your heart. Helping begins with your ability to be an active listener. Your physicalREAD MORE
The Adult as Role Model and Helper A child you care about is grieving. If you, too, loved the person who died, you are now faced with the difficult but critical task of helping both yourself and the child heal. Throughout the coming months you will be both a role model and a helper toREAD MORE
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Loss is never easy to grasp, while the heavy burden of grief may even be impossible to carry around or live with. However, although challenging, it’s crucial to take some time to accept the truth of their passing and bid a proper goodbye with a funeral. Of course, you’d want to give your loved oneREAD MORE
Funeral songs can differ, depending on how the family wants to honor their deceased loved one. It can range from a simple recording of an appropriate song to a live choir and a stringed ensemble performance. A funeral song is typically played during the entrance or exit of the casket or in between funeral readingsREAD MORE
One of the most common questions we get when it comes to funeral services is “what people should wear to the funeral?”. While this may seem like a simple question to answer, there is a slew of different things you should consider. To help you out with this, we thought it would be useful toREAD MORE