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
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 child or young adult has died. Everyone who loved the child is now faced with mourning this tragic, untimely death. The child’s parents are heartbroken. But what about the grandparents? How might they be feeling? How can you help them with their unique grief? This article will guide you in ways to turn yourREAD MORE
When Someone Loved Dies Adults grieve. So do children. As an adult or child, experiencing grief means to “feel,” not just to “understand.” Anyone old enough to love is old enough to grieve. Even before children are able to talk, they grieve when someone loved dies. And these feelings about the death become a partREAD MORE
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Life is precious, and we must do what we can to make it worthwhile. However, the time will come when a loved one will pass, making us feel lost. They won't know what it will look like, but as the deceased's loved ones, it's up to us to ensure they get a proper send-off. There'sREAD MORE
Sometimes the sound of a human voice helps a lot in times of grief. Indeed, the sound of a human voice can be soothing and healing for those who have recently suffered a loss of a loved one. Considering how important it is, it’s crucial that you find the right person at a funeral service.READ MORE
A private mausoleum is an above-ground building used as a permanent resting place for the deceased. Some private mausoleums are personal mausoleums, built for a single individual. Others are family mausoleums, built to house the remains of multiple family members. If you’re considering a private mausoleum, here’s what you need to know to decide ifREAD MORE