About National Cremation Society Jacksonville, FL
National Cremation Society Jacksonville, FL
8705 Perimeter Park Blvd. Ste 7
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Fax: (904) 520-7288
National Cremation is one of the oldest and largest providers of affordable cremation services in the nation. Our mission is to create new and innovative ways for families and individuals to tell their stories, honor people and preserve memories. We appreciate the opportunity to guide and assist families during a difficult time. Because we understand the challenges associated with the death of a loved one, we have simplified our process to allow you to make cremation arrangements that fit your needs. Choose National Cremation, and hand the responsibility for final arrangements over to us. We handle the cremation, associated paperwork, and transportation, with the utmost respect and care. Let us take care of these arrangements so you can take care of your family.
We offer affordable, yet dignified services to the families we serve.
National Cremation Society Jacksonville serves Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Fernandina Beach, Mayport, Amelia Island, Hilliard, Yulee, Macclenny, Lake City, Live Oak, Starke, Alachua, Orange Park, Middleburg, Sanderson, Elkton, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palm Valley, Palm Coast, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Baldwin, Glen St. Mary, White Springs, Cuyler, Taylor, and Crescent Beach.
National Cremation is your choice for a simple, affordable cremation by a trusted and experienced cremation provider. Whether you have an immediate need at the time of death or are preplanning cremation for a future need, our caring team is available right now to answer your questions.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
J. Robin Wright is a Licensed Funeral Director and embalmer who is certified by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner. Robin is dually licensed in both Florida and Tennessee. She is a graduate of John A. Gupton College in Nashville Tennesse with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2000. In 2003 Robin graduated with a B.A.in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University, also in Nashville. She earned her Master in Management in 2012 and a Master in Theological Studies in 2013 both from Liberty University Lynchburg, Va.
Robin is an Adjunct Professor of Funeral Service at Florida State College of Jacksonville where she has been teaching the next generation of Funeral Directors since 2005. Robin is a Veteran (Desert Shield Desert Strom) serving in the Army and the Tennessee Army National Guard from 1990- 2000. Robin is a member of the Disabled Veterans of America Chapter 20 in Lake City Florida.
Robin attends Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny Florida where she and her husband are active in Children’s Church. Robin is married to Brian and has two beautiful children. She serves as the Pack Committee Chair for Cub Scout Pack 555 in Macclenny, Fl and the Advancement Chair for American Heritage Girls Troop 0518 also in Macclenny. She enjoys Atlanta Braves Baseball and University of Tennessee Football and Basketball. She enjoys spending time with her family traveling and outdoors.
Laurie is a Florida licensed prearrangement counselor. She has been preparing families in the Jacksonville area for life’s inevitability since 2010. What started out with the death of a close friend has turned into a career of navigating families through the process of preparing for life’s end. She started as a family service counselor at one of our local sister companies which was a combination funeral home and cemetery. She quickly discovered how many complex decisions need to be made when a loved one passes and how stressful and costly it can be.
Laurie loves working with seniors and their families so much so that she recently completed her Master’s Degree in Gerontology (the study of aging). As a part of her studies she was trained by Northeast Florida Community Hospice as a certified facilitator with the Honoring Choices Florida program to help families complete their advance directives. Her experience with helping families prepare and plan for life’s end combined with her experience of helping families after death has occurred gives her a full perspective which families find reassuring. It is her belief that no family should have to deal with the death of a loved one unprepared or uninformed.
Laurie and her family live on the Southside of Jacksonville. They are very active in Pop Warner football and are Jaguar season ticket holders. They love traveling the world and go on surf trips together whenever possible.
To contact one of our team members please call the Jacksonville office at (904) 346-3331 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..
Cremation arrangements available at time of loss (no membership required)
Our cremation services include:
- Basic services of the funeral director and staff
- Transfer of the body from place of death to our licensed climate controlled care center
- Use of positive identification system (a step by step procedure is followed when the body is transferred and the cremation is completed)
- Transfer to the crematory facility
- The actual process of cremation
- Alternative cremation container
- Delivering or mailing of cremated remains
- Filing of all necessary paperwork: Cremation Permit, Certified Death Certificates, Social Security, Veterans Burial Benefits (if applicable) and help in creating and submitting an obituary (if applicable)
- 1 year access to Compassion Helpline for all immediate family members
Our burial services include:
- Basic services of the funeral director and staff
- Transfer of the body from place of death within our local service area (35-mile radius from the NCBS office)
- Choice of 20 ga. caskets
- Same day viewing as service
- Funeral service in our chapel
- Filing of death certificate
- Transportation of body to cemetery
- A memorial package (including register book, thank you cars, and prayer cards or folders)
- Use of the compassion help line for 12 months
Unique Urns for all types of memorialization
- In Ground Burial
- Columbarium Niche Inurnment
- Scattering Ceremonies
- Cherished Home display
Keepsake Urns and Jewelry
- Products designed to create a symbolic remembrance of your loved one. These items can hold a small portion of cremated remains, or just be a cherished keepsake. Personalized engraving options available.
- Plan now to protect your loved ones later. Grant your family and dearest friends the time to grieve your loss and celebrate your life…instead of dealing with confusing choices during a painful time.
- Save your family hidden charges. Your services are all arranged and paid for upfront and the cost is guaranteed. Why pay much more later when you can lock in today’s price?
- Your pre-paid plan is protected. Your monies are placed into a state-required trust fund, held and invested for future need, in accordance with the state law. The National Cremation Society files trust fund reports with each state in which we do business.
For more information about our services, please contact the Jacksonville office at (904) 346-3331 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..
Assistance in Veterans Benefits and National Cemeteries
Veteran services include
- Applying for the United States Flag
- Applying for the Presidential Memorial Certificate
- Applying for burial benefits
- Scheduling burial at a national cemetery (For Veteran or Spouse)
- Scheduling military honors at a national or private cemetery
For more information on planning a veteran cremation, please call the Jacksonville office at (904) 346-3331 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..
What do I do when a death occurs?
- A call to National Cremation Society (904) 346-3331 is all that is needed to start the complete process, from anywhere in the world.
- We dispatch our professionally trained and compassionate personnel to transport the deceased from place of death to our licensed climate controlled care center.
- Families are contacted as quickly as possible after a death and information is gathered to initiate and coordinate the cremation.
- Cremation permit, disposition permit and family cremation authorizations must be completed according to Florida State Law before cremation can take place. These documents are usually completed in 2-3 business days.
- Once our staff has received the necessary authorizations and documents have been properly signed, the cremation will take place
- The cremated remains will be delivered to our office and transferred into the urn or keepsakes selected by the family. The funeral director will discuss with the family a time to release the urn. If shipping or delivery is requested, allow 1- 2 additional days.
If preferred we can complete all necessary paperwork via phone or email. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to meet with the funeral director at the office or at your home, to accommodate specific wishes.
To save you time and inconvenience later, may we suggest that you bring the following items to the funeral home at the time of your appointment:
- Clothing including undergarments (if applicable)
- Shoes and socks or hosiery (if applicable)
- Eyeglasses (if applicable)
- Dentures (if applicable)
- A recent photograph of your loved one that shows hair style, cosmetics use (if applicable)
- A photograph of your loved one to accompany for the crematory for identification
- U.S. Armed Forces serial number and veteran’s discharge papers (if applicable)
- Your loved one’s Social Security number
- Life insurance policies
Information to Gather
- Date of birth
- Place of birth (city, state/province)
- Mother’s maiden name
- Full name of father
- Work history
- Church affiliation
- Place and date of marriage
- Organizations or memberships
- Special achievements
- List of those who recently predeceased your loved one
- Name(s) of surviving relatives and the cities in which they live (include daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, and number of grandchildren and great grandchildren)
Our Role with Arrangements
We will assist you with all arrangement details, including:
- Date and time of the services
- Coordination of services with the cemetery, crematory, and/or airlines
- Contacting the church or providing the funeral home chapel for the service
- Selection of flowers to complement the colors of the casket and clothing
- Newspaper notices
We will also help with related documents:
- File the death certificate and order certified copies of the death certificate
- File for V.A. benefits
- File for Social Security benefits
- File for life insurance benefits
Helpful Documents and Forms
Please remember that if you haven’t found what you’re looking for in our resources section, National Cremation Society is just a phone call away 24/7. Contact the Jacksonville office at (904) 346-3331 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..