Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223


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    Jessica Marie Canada

    Funeral Director

    Jessica realizes every person's life has its own story, which is why she guides families through planning personal and memorable celebrations of life both traditional and contemporary. A native of Waldorf, Maryland, Jessica now lives in St. Augustine with her husband and son.

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    Brent Ross Perry

    Funeral Director

    Brent has been a funeral home manager with the Dignity Memorial network since May 2017. He is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and has served families in Jacksonville since 2007. Brent's knowledge of religious customs helps to make our funeral home the foremost provider for members of several churches and synagogues in Jacksonville. If Brent is not at the funeral home, you may find him attending worship services and fellowship functions in one of many churches and shuls in our community.

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    Austin Vicenzi

    Funeral Director

    A member of our team since 2016, Austin is dedicated to serving our families and celebrating their loved one's life story. She is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from the mortuary program at Florida State College of Jacksonville in 2017. Austin enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their two cats, Shadow and Luna.

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    Jody A Brandenburg


    As president of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes, Joseph "Jody" Brandenburg has a passion for helping client families. That drive manifests itself through the staff members he mentors, who share his desire to deliver excellence and attention to detail beyond the expectation of every family.

    Jody's wife, Janne Ferrell Brandenburg, is a Jacksonville native actively involved in many community and charitable endeavors.