W e have been serving the Northeast Florida Community for over 11 years. We offer "A Dignified Alternative" to our families that desire to remember and respect their loved ones without the high cost associated with traditional funeral homes. Our level of service will exceed your expectations.
• Mission Statement
"We are committed to providing personalized service for all families with compassion and respect while exercising the highest ethical standards and practices, minimizing the burden and confusion surrounding the decisions that need to be made when making final arrangements while promoting the value of selecting cremation services in advance of need."
We believe that our most valuable asset cannot be seen or touched - it is the goodwill of people we have served and people who recommend us.
We are one of the few remaining family owned and operated cremation services serving Jacksonville and the surrounding counties. Unlike the large out-of-state chains that exist in the area, (who sometimes confuse the public by having the original family name in ads), we put your needs first. Chains tend to serve stockholders and investors first.
We help young families at a difficult time when they lose an infant by providing our cremation services at a fraction of the cost to the family.
We offer the widest range of options available, while staying moderately priced.
As death care professionals, every day that we come to work we have the opportunity to make important differences in people's lives. Quite simply, that is our goal.
Personal, Customized Service
We encourage people to visit our facilities, meet our staff, and compare. We emphasize personal service where the same person follows through from the arrangement conference to the return of the ashes. We comfortably carry our services for all religious denominations and cultural beliefs.
We meet the federal standards necessary to provide services to members of all branches of the military.
What Makes us the Best Choice...
Family Owned and Operated
”A Dignified Alternative Hatcher Cremations” has been family-owned and operated since 1993. David L. Broadus, President has been managing funeral homes since 1991. Our philosophy is simple: provide the same level of care we would desire for our own family. We continue to strive to become even better, with constant improvements in service, facilities and merchandise, while staying moderately priced. In a climate of world-wide corporate mergers it is comforting to know when your family’s greatest time of need arises our Family will be here for you.
A Dedicated Staff
Our staff associates are involved in the betterment of our community by being active in their churches, schools, charitable causes, and community boards.
You will find that our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and low-key. We sincerely care about the people we serve and in doing things right. Our service to you continues in the months beyond the cremation. We also offer a complete pre-planning cremation which locks-in the cost and provides the peace of mind that the plans you make today will make things so much easier for your survivors.
At “A Dignified Alternative Hatcher Cremations”, we know that every family we serve is unique.
The following are ideas that you may use to personalize your cremation:
• urns with custom engraving
• keepsake urns and jewelry
• service folders & registry books that reflect personal style and interests
• special customs particular to different faiths, ethnic groups, and fraternal organizations
We encourage you to share your ideas, customs and wishes with us.