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
Few events in life are as painful as the death of your spouse. You may be uncertain you will survive this overwhelming loss. At times, you may be uncertain you even have the energy or desire to try to heal. You are beginning a journey that is often frightening, overwhelming and sometimes lonely. This articleREAD MORE
“In every heart there is an inner room, where we can hold our greatest treasures and our deepest pain.” — Marianne Williamson Sadness is a hallmark symptom of grief, which in turn is the consequence of losing something we care about. In this way you could say that sadness and love are inextricably linked. Yes,READ MORE
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
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A funeral is a time and place for solemnly remembering a loved one. Because of the ambiance, people do find themselves questioning what words should be exchanged to one another during this period of mourning. So many people want to express being there yet fear falling short with their message. Some are even scared ofREAD MORE
Cremation is becoming more popular among Americans than ever before, with cremation rates expected to reach 56% by 2020. By 2025, that number will have risen to an astounding 63%. The concept of a cemetery burial is no longer as common as it was a few years ago. People's attitudes about death are rapidly changing,READ MORE
While death may be a morbid topic, many of us have at least decided how we wish to be laid to rest. Although the media often portrays funerals in a similar light, there are, in fact, different types of funeral services. They may range from religious tradition to more modern approaches. But typically, funeral servicesREAD MORE