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Richard Peyton Deese

Richard Peyton Deese, 86, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on May 1, 2021. He was born on June...

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Miles Poindexter lll

Miles Poindexter lll, passed away on April 20, 2021, the day after his 76th birthday. Predeceased by his parents...

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Steven Franklin Hughes

Steven Franklin Hughes, age 67, passed away Wednesday April 28, 2021 in the comfort of his home. Steven was Born in...

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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.

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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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Grief & Healing

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


Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth

Few events in life bring about such warm and wonderful feelings of anticipation as the announcement of a pregnancy. As soon as you and your family learned you were expecting, you naturally began to have hopes and dreams for the future. These hopes and dreams take on a life of their own and begin to


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



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8 Personalized Ideas for a Celebration of Life Event

8 Personalized Ideas for a Celebration of Life Event

Losing a loved one is never easy for anyone. It takes time to fully accept the reality that your loved one has passed on from this world. In the past, funeral services were a tradition done to honor a loved one. However, as grief-stricken as you and your family are, attending and organizing a bleak

Steps to a Memorable Scattering Ashes Ceremony for Your Loved One

Steps to a Memorable Scattering Ashes Ceremony for Your Loved One

When someone dear to a person passes away, it’s up to the family members to decide whether they will initiate burial or cremation services to celebrate their loved ones one last time. Part of cremation is holding a ceremony that allows you to scatter the ashes in a particular location to provide a meaningful experience

Losing a Loved One: The Things We Ask Ourselves

Losing a Loved One: The Things We Ask Ourselves

When someone you love has passed, it can be quite challenging to cope with their loss. Sometimes, people start their reflection even before going to the funeral home to visit their loved ones. With that being said, many people handle loss quite differently. Still, one thing's for sure — we tend to ask ourselves questions

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