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 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 physicalREAD MORE
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 toREAD MORE
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
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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 bleakREAD MORE
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 experienceREAD MORE
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 questionsREAD MORE