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William Rupert Swain

William Rupert Swain died in the Lord on October 18, 2021 with his family at his side. Born to Rupert and Bernice...

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Richard Wayne Gonzalez

Richard Wayne Gonzalez (62) of Jacksonville Florida passed away Thursday October 7th, 2021 He was a hard working man...

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Betty Boos

Boos, Betty Jo (Webb) age 92, passed away on October 9,2021 at Community Hospice & Palliative Care. She was born...

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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.

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The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
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– Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Grief & Healing

Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving

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 your

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Helping a Friend in Grief

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 physical

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Helping Children with Funerals

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 to

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The Right Burial Clothes: How to Dress a Deceased Loved One

The Right Burial Clothes: How to Dress a Deceased Loved One

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 one

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How to Choose an Appropriate Song for a Memorial Service

How to Choose an Appropriate Song for a Memorial Service

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 readings

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What to Wear to a Funeral: Everything You Need to Know

What to Wear to a Funeral: Everything You Need to Know

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 to

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