Basic Information
  • Foundation date

    01 January 1963


We have been serving the families of Florida and Georgia since 1963, helping them honor and remember their cherished loved ones the way they desire.


In 1963, with wonderful compassion and a great sense of vision, Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home was founded in Jacksonville, Florida. Our founders were George S. Corey, Jr and William W. Kerlin who established the first Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home at 1426 Rowe Avenue. Ten years later they saw a need for a second location to better serve the residents of Northeast Florida. That new modern location was built at 940 Cesery Boulevard. 

Recognizing the growing trend in Florida of memorialization by cremation, they added a Crematory near the first location in 1983. 

Over twenty years ago, Mr. Kerlin chose to retire, followed by Mr. Corey ten years later. They sold the company to the four funeral directors who had worked with them for many years. In this way they knew that Corey-Kerlin would remain independent from the larger corporations and continue to be locally owned. Rod Dixon has since retired, selling his shares to the remaining three partners, Jerry Nackashi, Mark Pittman and Robert Wood, who continue to carry on the tradition of service and compassion that has earned the name Corey-Kerlin the highest respect among those we are honored to serve in our community and in our profession.

Our number one priority is to provide families with beautiful experiences that they will never forget. We work day-in and day-out to ensure that every one of clients is provided with compassionate, caring, and committed service. In order to prove that guarantee, we have put together this page full of reviews from our amazing clients.

" Can't express enough how much I appreciate the service we got from Corey Kerlin Funeral Home. They truly worked with us on what we wanted for our Meme and didn't try to rip us off like other funeral homes we spoke with! Honestly, everything was fantastic, but I can say the best part about everything was the woman who did our Meme's hair and makeup. It was perfect and I know she would have been so happy about it. Amazing people and great service. Highly recommend. "

- Kristin Caldwell

" As we morned for our loss, they handled our needs with dignity and compassion. Words can’t discribe how thankful we are to Jerry and team. "

- J. F.

" These people are consummate professionals. I live out of state and when my father recently passed I was looking online for local funeral homes. The M.E.'s office and police tried to help but couldn't get me the information I needed but the minute I called Corey-Kerlin they walked me through everything that would need to happen. They showed compassion, understanding, and above all else exceptional professionalism. They helped guide me through the needed paperwork and processes and processed many things for me. When I saw my father's body their building was beautiful and inviting. The compassion the director showed was warm and receptive. Every employee there, even the woman who answered the phone, were all so helpful and kind. Their pricing was also reasonable. Hopefully I'll not have to use them again any time soon but I highly recommend this funeral home to anyone who finds themselves needing one. I can't recommend them enough. "

- Karl Enold-Newman

" Fantastic staff at the Rowe Avenue location... very caring, very understanding, and very professional. thank you so much for helping me with laying my mom down to rest. Me and my entire family appreciate it so much, and are so happy with how the service went.

these people seriously went above and beyond for me. I wish I remembered the gentleman's name who really stood out to me... but I cant Im sorry. Either way, this funeral home is absolutely amazing!!! "

- Addison White

" In a time of need this is the place to trust your love one. "

- Bobby Farah


(904) 744-8422. 940 Cesery Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida , 32211.