Recent Obituaries

Mary L. Neal passed peacefully in the morning hours of February 20, 2019 leaving behind the love of her life...

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Jack Ardele Salzer, 66, of Jacksonville, FL passed away at home February 13, 2019. He graduated from Robert E. Lee...

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John Joseph Marx, 78, of Sparta, New Jersey passed away January 27, 2019. John was born in Jacksonville, Florida...

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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.

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The Bitterest tears shed over graves are
for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

– Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Grief & Healing

You Must Make Friends with the Darkness Before You Can Enter the Light

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

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Helping Children with Funerals

The Adult as Role Model and Helper A child you care about is grieving. If you, too, loved the person who died, you are now faced with the difficult but critical task of helping both yourself and the child heal. Throughout the coming months you will be both a role model and a helper to

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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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How to Create a Great Eulogy

Death is hard, and it can be even harder to put into words your thoughts and feelings about a loved one who has died. A funeral comes so quickly, and for many of us, we’re still processing that this person is no longer with us, so to create a eulogy for them seems like a

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Ways You Can Help Someone Who is Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

When someone we love dies, it can feel like a part of us died with them – something is missing. At some point, all of us will experience losing a loved one in our life. So, when someone we know loses a loved one, we can empathize with them. We understand the grief and sorrow

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How to Handle the Holidays After Losing a Loved One

As the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” From carols and desserts to songs and gifts, holiday cheer is in the air, but not for all. This time of the year can be hard for those who have lost a loved one, especially if this is their first holiday season without

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