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
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 surroundingREAD MORE
A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory statement or situation that is in fact often true. The paradox of mourning we will consider together in this article might, at first glance, seem self-contradictory, but as I will reveal, it is actually a forgotten Truth with a capital T. It’s a Truth we must rediscover because itREAD MORE
A simple truth is that from the day we enter into this world, we start to age. To be human means to grow older each day we are on this earth. We begin and we end. However, we have infinite choices about what comes in between. Our bodies often remind us we are changing longREAD MORE
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Planning a funeral can be difficult and emotional – your mind is likely spinning. Between the loss of your loved one and figuring out many things, from the funeral to finances to selling a home, you’ve got a lot on your plate. If this is your first time planning a funeral, it can even beREAD MORE
We all know it’s inevitable, especially in later years, but it still hurts and is overwhelming when a parent passes on. The experience seems surreal. Your parent is gone – the person who has been by your side since day one. A parent gave you unconditional love and knows more about you than most people,READ MORE
As we get older, we inevitably start to think about death and dying, unfortunately. We know it happens to all of us – we can’t escape it. However, the best thing we can do is enjoy our life now, while also preparing for that stage. When one thinks of death, funerals and wakes usually comeREAD MORE