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Recent Obituaries


WILLIS BARNUM COKER MCCARTY.  Died May 30, 2021 at age 91.  Barnum was born in Jacksonville April 10, 1930 to Harvey...

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TERRY FRED BAILEY, 66, of Jacksonville, Florida, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday...

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Sharon Knight

Sharon N Knight 73, of Jacksonville, FL passed away May 23rd, 2021. A Graveside Service will be held 11 AM Friday...

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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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Grief & Healing

Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies

Someone You Love Has Died You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who has died. It is an essential part of healing. You are beginning a journey that is often frightening, painful, overwhelming, and


Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace

How Can You Help? A friend or acquaintance in your workplace has experienced the death of someone loved. You want to help, but you are not sure how to go about it. This article will help you turn your cares and concerns into positive action. You Have An Important Role Your support of a fellow


Mustering the Courage to Mourn

“Whatever you do, you need courage.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson Loss brings uninvited pain into our lives. In opening to the presence of the pain of your loss, in acknowledging the inevitability of the pain, in being willing to gently embrace the pain, you demonstrate the courage to honor the pain. Honoring means “recognizing the



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The Five Steps to an Amazing and Meaningful Eulogy

The Five Steps to an Amazing and Meaningful Eulogy

The passing of someone you love never brings easy feelings. Yet, despite the sadness, we can still celebrate that person’s life through a eulogy. But where do you begin in writing a eulogy? What should it contain? What makes a good eulogy? Eulogizing someone should highlight the way the person lived. It should be concise,

Considerations for Planning a Moment of Sharing at a Funeral

Considerations for Planning a Moment of Sharing at a Funeral

Funerals are when the people who loved the deceased would come together, pay tribute, and exchange stories. For some, especially for the immediate family and loved ones, this time is incredibly important. Being surrounded by people can ease the pain and allow them to grieve in a healthy manner. To make the moment extra special,

What Kind of Flowers Should I Give to a Grieving Family?

What Kind of Flowers Should I Give to a Grieving Family?

Buying a token for the bereaved family may sometimes be a challenge. A funeral is not a happy occasion, so what will be an appropriate gift to get the family?  One timeless way to give your love to a grieving family is to give them flowers. However, getting the right bouquet is easier said than

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