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.

Social Security Benefits


Some of the deceased's family members may be able to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased person worked long enough under Social Security to quality for benefits.  You should get in touch with Social Security as soon as you can to make sure the family receives all of the benefits to which it may be entitled.  Please read the following information carefully to learn what benefits may be available.


A one-time payment of $255 can be paid to the surviving spouse if he or she was living with the deceased; or, if living apart, was receiving certain Social Security benefits on the deceased's record.  If there is no surviving spouse, the payment is made to a child who is eligible for benefits on the deceased's record in the month of death.


Certain family members may be eligible to receive monthly benefits, including:

  • A widow or widower age 60 or older (age 50 or older if disabled);
  • A surviving spouse at any age who is caring for the deceased's child under age 16 or disabled;
  • An unmarried child of the deceased who is younger than age 18 (or age 18 or 19 if he or she is a full-time student in an elementary or secondary school); or age 18 or older with a disability that began before age 22;
  • Parents, age 62 or older, who were dependent on the deceased for at least half of their support; and
  • A surviving divorced spouse, under certain circumstances.


The Social Security website is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Security's programs. There are a number of things you can do online.


In addition to using the Social Security website, you can call them toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.  Staff can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  They can also provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call the TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.


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