Hardage-Giddens Riverside Funeral Home and Riverside Memorial Park are located in Jacksonville, Florida. Together, the funeral home and cemetery have served the Jacksonville community for many decades. Our caring teams understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience. We are committed to helping you with compassionate, professional and personal service.
- Large capacity chapel
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Waterside views
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Jewish cemetery section
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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A funeral home for all
Hardage-Giddens Riverside Funeral Home is a non-denominational mortuary. Florida is a melting pot, and we are knowledgeable about a variety of cultures and religions. We are well-versed in the various traditions of Jewish, Christian, Catholic, Muslim and other faiths. We work with you to incorporate whatever is important to you and your family into a service. We want to help you celebrate life.
Whether you are seeking a basic cremation and a scattering in the Atlantic Ocean or a full traditional funeral service with a cemetery burial and a catered reception, we'll take care of every detail. We can also conduct a creative outdoor celebration complete with live music, favorite foods and funeral favors. No matter what you choose, we are here to help you and your family celebrate a life like no other.
Chapel and reception spaces
Hardage-Giddens Riverside Funeral Home has 2 chapels. The Buckman Room seats 150 people in a contemporary setting with round tables. Should you prefer a more traditional setup, we can arrange rows of chairs. The more intimate Acosta Room seats 50 people.
We also offer catered receptions and visitations. From a breakfast buffet to a dessert bar to a sit-down seafood dinner, just let us know what you're thinking—we'll take it from there.
Here for you
Located on Normandy Boulevard, off I-295, we are easily accessed via Route 10, Memorial Park Road and Lenox Avenue. We are a short drive from downtown Jacksonville and the St. John’s River. Jacksonville International Airport isn't far, and there are several options for lodging near the funeral home and cemetery.
Whether you need immediate assistance planning a funeral or would like to talk about planning ahead, please call us. We are here for you.
Marion Permenter Sr. founded Riverside Memorial Park in 1931. He owned and managed the cemetery until his death in 1956. His son, Marion Permenter Jr., took over cemetery operations until 1984.
Opened on the cemetery property as Town and Country Funeral Home, what is now called Hardage-Giddens Riverside Funeral Home held its 1st service in May 1986.
The memorial park and funeral home joined the Dignity Memorial® network in 1987.
Riverside Memorial Park cemetery
Spanning more than 100 acres, Riverside Memorial Park is a picturesque cemetery with beautiful trees and a large fountain.
The memorial park offers a variety of burial options: in-ground interment, including double-depth burials and private estates. The cemetery has a cremation garden, as well as a Jewish garden called Workingmen Circle. There are 3 mausoleums on the property. Lakeside Mausoleum includes a chapel with floor-to-ceiling windows for committal services of up to 50 people.
We invite you to see our lovely cemetery for yourself. Please visit us anytime or call to schedule a guided tour.
Gravelly Hill cemetery
A cemetery within Riverside Memorial Park, Gravelly Hill dates to the mid-1800s. It was originally the private burial ground of the Miles Price family. The property holds numerous burials of Civil War veterans, 5 World War I veterans and 2 Spanish-American War veterans. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the property is maintained by the city of Jacksonville.
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