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Recent Obituaries

Bonnie B. Hughes

Bonnie B. Hughes, 73, passed away in her sleep Saturday morning, April 3, 2021. She loved her children...

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Donna Jean Melton Duke

Donna Jean Melton Duke, a life-time resident of Jacksonville, Florida passed away unexpectedly on April 4, 2021 at...

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Robert Lewis Wagner Jr.

Robert Lewis Wagner Jr. (Robbie to his sisters, Bobby or Big Daddy to his friends), passed away peacefully in his...

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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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for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

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Grief & Healing

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal

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 surrounding


Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies

“To the outside world we all grow old.  But not to brothers and sisters.  We know each other as we always were.  We know each other’s hearts.  We share private family jokes.  We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys.  We live outside the touch of time.” —Clara Ortega Your brother or sister


How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy

Once again we are faced with the traumatic, violent deaths of a group of innocent people, this time precious children in Newtown, Connecticut. I have been asked to provide some guidelines on how to communicate with children and teens about this tragedy. If you know of others who might benefit from this information, I invite



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Cremated Ashes: What Are the Different Storage Options Available

Cremated Ashes: What Are the Different Storage Options Available

It is common knowledge that cremation ashes are stored in cremation urns for final disposition. These urns are often made of elegant material, such as marble, and are aesthetically designed depending on what artistic direction you're after.  Some of our loved ones who've passed would often request beforehand that their ashes be buried or to

4 Tips for Telling Your Loved Ones You Want to Be Cremated

4 Tips for Telling Your Loved Ones You Want to Be Cremated

Death is never an easy topic to discuss, let alone with your family. What your plans are after you die is scary to think about, but if you want to ensure that your final wishes are met, it has to be addressed. That being said, one of the major topics you need to put plenty

4 Reasons to Choose Cremation for Your Loved Ones

4 Reasons to Choose Cremation for Your Loved Ones

Burials have long been the preferred way of laying someone to rest. However, cremation is quickly becoming a prevalent option. In the 1950s, around 4 percent of Americans chose cremation; it rose to 53.1 percent in 2018, with the Cremation Association of North America projecting it to hit 59.4 percent in 2023. Apart from being

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