Associates

  • Rebecca Walls Haim

    Funeral Director

    Rebecca was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and is a graduate of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School, class of 1997. She began her career in the funeral service profession at Hardage-Giddens, Town and Country Funeral Home in 1999 and has worked for Hardage-Giddens for several years as a part-time staff associate and office assistant.

    She graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services in Decatur, Ga. with an Associate of Science degree in mortuary science. A devoted wife and mother, Rebecca concentrated on raising her 2 young boys after graduation. She returned to funeral service in 2015 and was licensed as a Florida funeral director in September 2016.

    She and her family are members of Faithbridge Church. During her spare time, Rebecca enjoys baking, cooking and floral design. Rebecca also enjoys activities with her husband and boys: going camping, the occasional fishing and hunting outings and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

  • Jody A Brandenburg

    President

    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.

  • Katie Marie Stinson

    Manager

    Katie has served the families of Clay and Duval counties as a funeral director and embalmer since 2013. Losing her father at a young age, Katie feels a particular closeness to the families she helps. Born and raised in Jacksonville, she is honored to help her friends and neighbors every day. Katie enjoys being close to the beach and spending time with her family and dogs.