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Hardage-Giddens funeral homes have a long and rich history in the Jacksonville area. For nearly a century, we have provided funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery services through what has grown to be a group of 11 funeral homes and 5 cemeteries in Florida's Duval and Clay counties.

Dedicated care

Front exterior at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral HomeThough times have changed and our business has expanded, our commitment to compassionate care, attention to detail and creative funeral solutions has always remained strong.

Located in Orange Park, Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home welcomes you with a professional team and a pledge to guide you through one of the more personal and challenging stages of life. We understand that losing a loved one is a difficult, emotional experience, and we are here for you. Our manager, Paul W. Altman, has served his friends and neighbors as funeral director since 1968. Chances are good that he has cared for someone you know.

Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home was remodeled in 2009. The facility includes a lovely chapel with stained glass windows and sits adjacent to Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Personalized funeral care

Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home believes a funeral or memorial should be as unique as the person it honors. In fact, we take great pride in creating perfectly personalized services that beautifully capture the essence of you or your loved one.

First, we help you find inspiration. Maybe it's in a song or a hobby. It could be a trademark style or a lifelong passion. Everyone has something that has informed their life. We turn that inspiration into a truly unique service filled with thoughtful and meaningful details.

You may want a traditional funeral service in our chapel followed by a catered reception, or you may opt for direct cremation with a scattering in the Atlantic Ocean. Or perhaps the occasion calls for a no-holds-barred celebration, complete with live music, favorite foods, personal tributes and hand-selected mementos. Either way—or anywhere in between—you'll find that there's no limit to the special memorial we can create.

From guitars to golf, crab cakes to cupcakes, bird-shaped urns to blue marble monuments, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt service.

Everything you expect and more

We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose a Dignity Memorial® provider, you get not only the warm, friendly service you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve.

Please call us for immediate assistance planning a funeral or if you would like more information about our services.

History

The history and tradition of Hardage-Giddens funeral homes begins nearly 90 years ago and has touched thousands of Florida lives.

The Hardage side of things

In 1929, Hugh Hardage Sr. and Ralph Williams opened a mortuary at 517 Park St., in the Riverside area of Jacksonville. They called it Hardage & Williams Funeral Home. The company became Hardage & Sons when Ralph retired in 1944 and 4 of Hugh's sons (Hugh Jr., Robert, Gordon and Richard) became partners in the family business. Hugh Sr. died in 1964, and his sons continued operations, expanding by acquiring Estes-Krauss Funeral Home in 1971.

Giddens gets its start

Meanwhile, in 1932, elsewhere in Jacksonville, T.J. Giddens and J.D. McEwen opened the first Giddens Funeral Home, at 85 Riverside Ave. T.J. operated the firm; J.D. was a silent partner and sold his interest to T.J. 3 years later. In 1941, T.J. moved the original funeral home to 116 Riverside Ave.

Ronald Giddens joined his father as a partner in the funeral home in 1947. His first funeral home to open was on S. 3rd St. in Jacksonville Beach. It now operates as Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens, on Beach Boulevard.

In 1960, William Griffith became a partner until his retirement in 1972. In 1970, Ronald opened Edgewood Chapel in the city's Murray Hill neighborhood.

Hardage and Giddens join forces

The firms of Hardage & Sons and Giddens-Griffith merged in 1972, though they operated separately under their respective names. Each continue to expand throughout the city of Jacksonville. In the mid-1980s, the names were merged.

Now all of the homes fall under the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes umbrella, and all are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers.

Ronald, along with his daughter, Robin Giddens Sheppard, remains active in the business, upholding a legacy of excellence and integrity in the community, along with a staff of nearly 200 employees at 11 funeral homes and 5 cemeteries in Florida's Duval and Clay counties.

Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home manager Paul W. Altman went to work at Hardage & Sons in 1968 and continues to serve Jacksonville-area families to this day.

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Notes et avis

Avis clients vérifiés

Depuis 2005, plusieurs de nos clients ont pris le temps de nous raconter comment nous nous en sortons chaque année via notre programme Voice of the Customer. Nos notes par étoiles et les commentaires des familles proviennent directement de ces enquêtes.

"Mary and staff were very sensitive personal and professional. As plans were developed Mary was easily accessible in person or by phone or email."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Client vérifié du service funéraire et commémoratif

juin 2021

"....(this is continued from previous question).... ...certain payment. I was amazed and so greatful of her exceptional kindness and compassion. I would definitely recommend. Hardage-Giddens funeral home."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Client vérifié du service funéraire et commémoratif

mai 2021

"Rebecca, Terry, Michael and the team did an exceptional job for my family. This was our second time using Hardage-Giddens Rivermead in Orange Park. Unfortunately we used them in 2007, for one daughter and now again in 2021 for another. They did such an excellent job for us in 2007, of course we returned, the improvements they've made to personalize the service is remarkable from streaming the service, rolling pictures during the ceremony, personal displays of items of your love one, all of these things gave us so much comfort during a very difficult time. In addition Rebeeca was extremely responsive anytime I had a question or concern. I will admit there services are not inexpensive."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Client vérifié du service funéraire et commémoratif

avril 2021

"Thank you Mary for all your help. You definitely found your calling. You put us all at ease during this horrible time."

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février 2021

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