Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

We realize, due to the Coronavirus, that your life has drastically changed over the past few months. Please know that we understand the emotional turmoil that you are feeling. Having to deal with the loss of a loved one during this time adds to that exponentially.
Despite the Coronavirus, our offices will remain open and our staff will continue to offer the same level of care to which you have become accustomed. Our main objective is to ensure that we take every precaution necessary to minimize the risk for contamination of the Coronavirus. For this reason, we are asking that you please call our funeral home (904-249-1100) prior to coming in to see us. We are doing our best to schedule time between appointments to accommodate the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing.
We will, whenever possible, perform the services that you request for your loved one; however, there could be circumstances that are out of our control which will hinder some requests.   We will handle all issues presented to us as this situation unfolds.
No one is immune to what is happening in our nation. Please stay safe, we will all get through this pandemic together.

Our Family


A member of our family will assist you throughout the death care process, whether it be through pre-arrangements, funeral arrangements, funeral service or community activities. Our staff resides in the Beaches and surrounding Jacksonville areas participating in many community activities, including clubs, charities and churches. They are members of Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, the Ponte Vedra Community Association, the Knights of Columbus, the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Beaches, the Long-time Newcomers Club, Haven Hospice, and they volunteer with Community Hospice. The Quinn and Shalz families are also active members of St. Paul's Catholic Church and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

Our Funeral Directors

Darlene B. Smith

Darlene B. Smith

Managing Director

A graduate of Florida Community College with an Associate of Science in Mortuary Science. Darlene is a funeral director, embalmer and certified crematory operator.  She has been employed with Quinn-Shalz  Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre since 2002 and Managing Director since 2006. Darlene has five children, Melissa, Nikki, Cory, Lyndsey, and Logan and five grandchildren, Makayla, Madison, Hayden, Cameron, Marci, Jameson and Julia. 

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Terry A. Tilley

Terry A. Tilley

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Terry is a graduate of St. Petersburg College with an Associate in Science in Funeral Service; he has been employed with Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre since 2015. Terry is a Jacksonville transplant coming from Southwest Florida where he began his career in funeral service after a career in nonprofit and animal welfare management. Terry is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

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Ilex M. Climenhaga

Ilex M. Climenhaga

Funeral Director, Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Ilex joined Quinn-Shalz in 2013.  She is the wife of McKinley who is currently serving as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. She is mother to a daughter and a son. She is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Florida State College of Jacksonville with an Associate in Science degree in Funeral Services.

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Nicole Parrott

Nicole Parrott

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Nicole is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Florida State College of Jacksonville with an Associate in Science degree in Funeral Services. She joined our family in 2018. 

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Cory Browne

Cory Browne

Funeral Director and Certified Crematory Operator

Cory is a Jacksonville native and began his career with Quinn-Shalz while in high school.  Cory is a veteran of the United States Army where he completed three tours of service in Afghanistan.  He is also a graduate of Florida State College of Jacksonville with an Associate in Science degree in Funeral Services. He is also a certified crematory operator.  Cory has a son and a daughter.

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Our Staff Associates

Julie Briggs

Julie Briggs

Office Manager

Julie is a Jacksonville native with over twenty years in the funeral industry and joined Quinn-Shalz in 2004.  She has a wonderful family, a loving husband Kevin; son, John; daughter, Jessica and five adorable grandchildren. 

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Debbie Wilson

Debbie Wilson

Administrative Assistant

Debbie joined the Quinn-Shalz family in 2003. She and her family are longtime residents of Jacksonville Beach.  She has four children and seven grandchildren. 

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Jo Ann Pike

Jo Ann Pike

Prearrangement Counselor

Jo Ann and her husband Bruce are residents of Jacksonville Beach. She joined us in 2008 and has over twenty years’ experience in the funeral industry. Throughout her career she has assisted families with their prearranged funeral needs in Hawaii, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. 

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Richard 'Rick' Powell

Richard "Rick" Powell

Staff Associate

Rick and his wife, Robin spent their careers in education and he retired as a school principal. They are residents of Neptune Beach and have one son, one daughter and four grandchildren. Rick joined us in 2014. 

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Michael 'Mike' Thompson

Michael "Mike" Thompson

Staff Associate

Mike is a veteran of the Vietnam war. He retired from the United States Air Force with twenty one years of service to our country. Mike met his wife, Patricia in Germany where she was also stationed. Mike grew up in southern California and relocated to Jacksonville in 2000 after his retirement. He and Patricia have two children and two grandchildren.  Mike joined us in 2015.

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Richard 'Dick' Andrus

Richard "Dick" Andrus

Staff Associate

Dick served in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Korean War.  He earned his Master’s Degree in finance from Kent State. He retired as Bank President before moving to Jacksonville where he began his career in sales with Brumos Porsche. Dick has been part of the Quinn-Shalz family since 2003.

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Jacob Quinn Shalz

Jacob Quinn Shalz

Staff Associate



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