Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Virginia Rose Taylor

    General Manager

  • Sarah K Lee

    Funeral Director

    A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Sarah Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Florida State University in 2011 and from Florida State College of Jacksonville with an Associate of Science degree in mortuary science in 2014. She has worked for Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes since 2014.

    Some of Sarah's hobbies include bird watching, hiking and watching Netflix.

  • Robin Giddens Sheppard

    Funeral Director