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
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
Through the years I have learned a great deal from many grieving children and their families. They have taught me which words work best when talking to children about death. Here are some general concepts I suggest companions use when talking with children about death, dying, grief, and mourning. Talk openly about death The child’sREAD MORE
A friend or family member has died of a drug overdose. Death and grief are always hard, but when someone dies from drug use, understanding your feelings and knowing what to think and say about the death can be especially difficult. This article offers compassionate guidance for coping with your own grief as well asREAD MORE
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It’s hard to say how anyone will react, respond, and “deal” with a loved one’s death. Each one of us processes death and grief differently, and we all experience a different healing path. What helps heal one person may not work for another. Some people process grief internally while others are more vocal and openREAD MORE
The death of a loved one is hard. Even if we’ve seen the death coming for a long time, it still hurts hard. A death leaves us missing a person while being full of endless emotions including regret, guilt, sadness, and confusion. It’s important to address our emotions, so we can get through the grievingREAD MORE
When a loved one passes, there’s a lot on our minds. Not only are we processing a death, we likely need to plan a funeral and/or cremation, deal with finances, write an obituary, talk to friends and family, and handle our loved one’s assets, belongings, and will. Clearly, when a loved one is no longerREAD MORE