Recent Obituaries

Gilmer Phillips

Gilmer Phillips, 84, of Jacksonville passed away January 13, 2020. Funeral Service will be 2 PM Saturday January 18...

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Kenneth Robert Brown

Kenneth Robert Brown, 57, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away Saturday January 11, 2020. He is preceded in death by...

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Carlos Gabriel Perez

Carlos Gabriel Perez, 18, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away January 11, 2020. Survivors include his mother...

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Grief & Healing

Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying

You have learned that someone in your family is dying. You want to help the ill person as well as your family. This article will guide you in ways to turn your cares and concerns into positive actions. The Shock of the News Learning that someone in your family is dying is a blow to


You Must Go Backward Before You Can Go Forward

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 it


When Your Soulmate Dies

Grief is everything we think and feel inside after someone or something we care about is taken away from us. Grief can be sadness. Grief can be anger. Grief can be shock and regret and confusion. Grief can be these and many other possible emotions and thoughts. When we are grieving, precisely which mixture of



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What to Bring to the Funeral Home

What to Bring to the Funeral Home

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral and burial and/or cremation, but it doesn’t have to be hard, especially if you work with seasoned professionals like our staff at Evergreen Cemetery. We understand that your mind is likely going in 100 directions and we want to help this process go smoothly for you.


Getting Through the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One

The holidays are usually a cheerful time of year full of festivities, fun, and family. However, it can be hard to enjoy the holidays or “be happy” if you just lost a loved one, or if this is your first holiday season without them. You might feel like something/someone is missing metaphorically and physically. Just

How to Quickly Put Together a Funeral Reception

How to Quickly Put Together a Funeral Reception

Often, the death of a loved one occurs suddenly. Even if the person was of an older age, there may have been no reason to believe it was his or her time yet. When this occurs, you are likely scrambling to do many things, whether it’s organizing the funeral or getting finances in order. When

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