Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel and Oaklawn Cemetery are a premier funeral home and cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida. As members of the Dignity Memorial® network, we are a non-denominational funeral home and cemetery. We work with people of all backgrounds, incorporating cultural or religious traditions in a respectful, thoughtful way. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of a life.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
A caring Jacksonville funeral home
At Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel, we believe that a unique life should be celebrated in a unique way. Creating a meaningful tribute for a loved one begins with understanding a person and his or her passions. Let's start with a story. From there we work to personalize a memorial that truly captures the essence of your loved one. We find inspiration almost anywhere—in a favorite song, beloved hobby, trademark style, defining philosophy—and turn that into a funeral service filled with thoughtful and meaningful details.
Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn has 2 chapels. The larger one, Taylor, seats 110 people and typically has a conversational setup with tables and chairs, but it can be set up with rows of chairs for a more formal service. Saint John's is our smaller chapel and comfortably holds 70 people. We often arrange Saint John's with high-top tables, chairs and comfortable furniture. For a really large funeral, we open up the entire funeral home and use closed-circuit television, so no one misses a thing.
If you want to host a catered gathering before or after a service, we are happy to arrange food and drinks.
Lean on us
Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn is located on San Jose Boulevard in the heart of Jacksonville, Florida. We are easily accessible via I-95 and Route 1. For those traveling by air, we are a short drive from the Jacksonville International Airport.
Chartered in 1927, Jacksonville's Oaklawn Cemetery sprawls 100 acres. Its grounds have been chosen as a final resting place for a number of civil leaders, elected officials and notable members of Jacksonville society.
Here you will find century-old, moss-covered oak trees, which provide an abundance of shade and quiet, calm spaces to reflect and remember loved ones, and a beautiful bell tower that chimes throughout the day. We also have a fountain that has been a part of the cemetery grounds since the 1930s.
Mausoleums and more
One of the more unique features of Oaklawn Cemetery are the 30 private mausoleums built by families over the years. The large community mausoleum, Lenora Mausoleum, has alcoves for small, family-only services.
Our cremation garden gives families who choose cremation 30 options, including carved pedestals. This garden includes a gazebo, which is often used for committal services.
In addition to mausoleum and cremation options, Oaklawn Cemetery offers in-ground burial gardens with upright memorials, flat memorials and more.
The newest area of our cemetery is a master-planned garden. Built in concentric circles, the garden offers all of the various burial and memorial options in the same area, including a cremation garden, ground burials and family estates.
Oaklawn Cemetery also includes a small garden for those of the Jewish faith.
Visit the memorial park
Oaklawn Cemetery includes 40 undeveloped acres, which means that we have room for many generations ahead. If you would like a guided tour of our cemetery property, please call us—and you are welcome to visit anytime.
We honor veterans
The teams at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel and Oaklawn Cemetery are well-versed in military funerals with honors and work with all branches of the military to uphold traditions. We participate in the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, a cooperative effort with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local medical examiners, coroners, veterans advocates and veterans organizations that provides homeless and indigent veterans who have no family with proper military burials. We also work closely with the Missing in America program, which unites the cremated remains of veterans with family members and provides burial free of charge.
We care for Jacksonville
Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel and Oaklawn Cemetery host annual events for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day, as well as periodic events at the funeral home or cemetery. We are the title sponsor for the River Garden Classic, a Jacksonville golf tournament that benefits River Garden nursing home by raising money for its Albert Z. Fleet Geriatric Training Center.