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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.

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

Chapel at Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park & Funeral HomeHardage-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.

History

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

Cemetery grounds at Riverside Memorial ParkSpanning 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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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Losing my baby boy was devastating. They were so kind. They were very understanding. They offered support and gave support. They checked on me and help as best they could. I love my experience. I would definitely recommend you to any and everyone. Thank you so much."

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March 2021

"Yes, when Katie called to let me know she received a call from hospice. Katie personally Called me to let me know that the hardage care givers would be picking up my mom within the hour and that she will be cared for with loving hands. It was so reassuring and comforting."

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March 2021

"Everything...from the return call and the appointment set up.Then Kim Gibbs coming to my home and taking the timen to go over all aspects of arrangements for my Mother. Eugenia Jackson to assisting with all the details of the cremation. The lady that came to the hospital to pick my Mother's body up to giving us as much time as we needed to say goodbye. The paperwork the questions the patients everyone gave. I was beyond pleased with everything. I will definitely be telling everyone I know about our experience and will be calling to make an appointment for myself and my Husband. Thank you for all you do to take all the hassle out of the planning and let the family grieve without a lot of extras to worry about."

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February 2021

"Very professional took care of everything"

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