Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery



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    Thomas Keith Harris

    General Manager

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    Patrick Hopkins

    Funeral Director

    Patrick joined the Dignity Memorial team in 2012. He believes a celebration of life is much more than a statement about a family’s loss—that it is a declaration of lives touched and memories to be forever cherished. Patrick attended college in Jacksonville and lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Chicago before returning to Jacksonville in 1992.

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    Ivy L Mackay

    Funeral Director

    Ivy has worked in the funeral industry since her high school days. She has provided compassionate care to families with the Dignity Memorial network in Jacksonville since 2007. After graduating from University of North Florida in 2003 with a bachelor's in criminal justice and a minor in psychology, Ivy got her degree in funeral services in 2005 from Florida Community College of Jacksonville.

    When Ivy is not at the funeral home, you can find her with family, friends and her dogs. She also enjoys spending time at the beach or outdoors and watching college football.

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    Carl J Rasmussen

    Funeral Director

    Carl has served in the funeral business since the early 1980s. He believes in tailoring each funeral to the needs and desires of every individual family, while exceeding expectations. Carl graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas and is a U.S. Army veteran.

    Carl grew up on his family’s Iowa farm, but, today, he and his wife live in Fernandina Beach. They enjoy spoiling their grandchildren, traveling, visiting the beaches in northeast Florida and golfing.

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    David Eric Torres

    Funeral Director

    David earned his degree in funeral services from Florida State College at Jacksonville. He is vigilant about providing service excellence and uncompromising attention to detail. He also believes in the importance of pre-planning a funeral, as he has seen so many families struggle with making decisions during their time of need.

    David is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. For leisure he enjoys spending time with his 3 children.

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    Joseph 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.