Our Staff

James A. Hughey, Jr.,

Owner and Operator of
Jacksonville Pet Funeral Home,
Pet Cremation Center and Pet Cemetery

Jimmy has been in the funeral business all his life. Jimmy grew up in New Smyrna Beach, Florida where he was raised working in his family’s funeral home. Jimmy’s father owned Hughey Funeral Home and this is where Jimmy came to being to build his knowledge of the death care service and funeral business. After graduating from High School Jimmy went to Miami – Dade Community College’s Mortuary Science Program. After college he worked at his family’s funeral home and applied his knowledge and skill of the business by serving many families in need.

Jimmy has managed all aspects of the funeral, cremation and cemetery profession, from owning his own cremation establishment and crematory for people to the funeral home and pet crematories now for pets. Jimmy is a Pet Funeral Death Care Director, the ONLY certified cremation arranger for pets in northeast Florida, a certified crematory operator,  a pre-arrangement consultant,  family service care specialist and a cremationologist. Jimmy’s calling in the profession of pet death care has always been to help families in need on a very sad and lonely day, the day a pet is lost. Jimmy’s commitment to you and your family when you need his help is compassion and understanding at a very difficult time.

Jimmy has been here in the Jacksonville community for over 25 years and has been exclusively serving the families of Jacksonville and their needs for professional and compassionate pet death care since 1996.

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Our Caring and Dedicated Personnel :

Ron Noble, Pet Death Care Director, Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach.

Bert Williams, Pet Death Care Director, Jacksonville.

Ellie Waldron, Volunteer Family Service Grief Care Specialists, The Association For Pet Loss and Bereavement, Jacksonville.

James Johnson, Limousine Driver, Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach.

Kimberly Honover, Special Events Volunteer Assistant.

Angela Tilton, Special Events Volunteer Assistant.

Stephanie Jefferson, Special Events Volunteer Assistant.

 Tammy Sposato, Special Events Volunteer Assistant.


Frank Griswold
Former Assistant Director of Operations

Employee of Jacksonville Pet Funeral Home and Pet Crematory for over 16 years passed away on June 16, 2008. Frank, as we all knew him, devoted his compassion to all the families that called upon Jacksonville Pet Funeral Home and Pet Crematory for our services. Now we, as friends of Frank, grieve the loss of such a faithful friend. Frank will be missed by all who knew him.

Our Canine Staff Associate

Laney Kae Hughey
Passed away on August 17, 2013.
Our Office Is Extremely Empty Without Her To Play With During The Day. She Was The Center Of Attention At Work Everyday. We Miss Her Tremendously. 

Laney is our residence house pet and has been a member of the Hughey family since December 2001. She is involved daily with the administration operations of Jacksonville Pet Funeral Home and Pet Crematory and keeps the office staff very busy throwing her favorite toy, her tennis ball. She likes to keep our staff members distracted by suckering them in to throwing the ball.

St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach

To be announced

1st Annual Jacksonville Pet Funeral Home Butterfly Release

National Pet Loss Day

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