Oxley – Heard Funeral Directors, the Nassau County Tradition is the only Full Service Funeral Provider on Amelia Island continuously providing service to the area for nearly a century.
We take great pride in the services that we provide and consider it an honor to have been entrusted by families such as yours.
Our commitment to each family is that we will treat your loved one, yourself and each family member with the highest level of compassion and respect.
We offer a wide selection of services to accommodate each and every family’s needs and wishes.
Traditional Funeral Services
A formal service with your loved one present; including a period of time for viewing and visitation or simply receiving of friends. The formal funeral service can be held immediately following the visitation period or the following day at your church, our chapel and or graveside. Following the service, a formal procession normally escorts the body to the place of interment.
A formal service held prior to the cremation; with your loved one present. A visitation or receiving or friends can be held prior to, or in conjunction with the service. The difference between a Traditional Service and a Cremation Service is at the close of the service, no formal procession leaves enroute to a place of interment. The family normally retires to a destination for a reception or luncheon following the formal service.
After the cremation the family can gather at a later date for a private interment of the Urn, they can take possession of the Urn for keeping at home or our funeral home can facilitate scattering at sea services.
A service or celebration of a life that has been lived; without the body present. A gathering of family and friends in our chapel, oftentimes displaying urns, portraits, photographs and items of reflection. Musical selections can be an integral part of the service that is reflective of the life lived.
We coordinate with all branches of the Armed Forces to make certain that burial honors are properly rendered to qualifying Veterans. Our locally based East Nassau County Military Funeral Honors detail is the only Veterans group in the State of Florida authorized by all five branches of the military to provide Veterans honors. Military honors are provided at no charge to the Veteran’s family.
We will assume care and custody of your loved one and coordinate with a chosen funeral provider in a distant city, airlines or common carrier for the conveyance of your loved one to a determined destination for final services and rites. A visitation and service can be held locally for relatives and friends unable to travel, before shipping.
Our assuming care and custody of your loved one from a funeral home in a distant city. We coordinate all local services and rites with clergy, musicians and cemeteries.
We coordinate the preparation, logistics and conveyance of the registered deceased to the Medical Facility on record.
Burial at Sea
Following local funeral services and rites; we coordinate with a private maritime vessel, or military maritime vessel for the transport of the casketed remains to the burial at sea location.
This service also includes the preparation of the casket per Environmental Protection Agency specifications and their proper notification of burial coordinates after services are complete.
Scattering or Placement at Sea
Commemorating a loved one’s life should flow with natural poise and beauty. After the local funeral services and rites, we complete the cremation and coordinate with a private maritime vessel or military maritime vessel for placement of the biodegradable urn at sea or simple scattering in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.
Placement from a private vessel can be attended by family members if so desired.
Basic – Includes dressing and placing your loved one in a cremation container of your choosing. Coordinate a private time for the family to visit and place special tokens with their loved one. An Urn accompanies this service. A service of remembrance or celebration of life in our chapel can be a wonderful complement to a basic cremation. Following the cremation, the family may gather at a later date for a private inurnment of the urn. They may take possession of the urn for keeping at home or let the Funeral Home facilitate burial at sea.
Immediate Disposal – Includes placing your loved one in the minimum, state required, cremation container (cardboard box), coordinating cremation and returning the
cremains to the family in a temporary container.