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By using prayers and epitaphs, you can make your memorial very distinct and personal. You can

write your own or we have dozens of Epitaphs for you to choose from under the following headings:

Bible Verse



Females - Mother, Daughter, Sister

Males - Father, Son, Brother


Words of Comfort

Bible Verse Epitaphs


Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

23rd Psalm


Believe on Him to life everlasting.

1 Timothy 1:16


He shall receive in the world to come eternal life.

Mark 10:30


The righteous shall go into life eternal.

Matthew 25:46


Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:15


Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8


He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10:22


The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.

11 Samuel 7:1


Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.

102nd Psalm


I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.

Philippians 1:3


He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.

John 3:16


I rejoice in thy salvation

1 Samuel 2;1

 B- 13

The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want.

23rd Psalm

 B- 14

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.

Matthew 3:17


Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.

Psalms 40:4


Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.

Matthew 11:28


Sleep on now, and take your rest.

Matthew 26:45


Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4


…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:21


I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.

John 11:25


Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1


…All things work together for good to them that love God.

Romans 8:28


…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give the a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10


…Not my will, but thine be done.

Luke 22:42


The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.

Genesis 31:49


For with the is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.

Ps. Xxxvi:9


God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John iv:13


Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.

John xv:13


This is the promise….. the life everlasting.

1st Epistle of John ii:25


For of such is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew xix:14


I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

11 Tim.

Classic Memorial Epitaphs



The soul that suffers is stronger than the soul that rejoices.

E. Shepard


Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

H.W. Beecher


Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts, not amid joy.



What seems to us but dim funeral tapers may be heaven’s distant lamps.



Death is the golden key that opens the palace of Eternity.



There is a sweet job that comes to us through sorrow.



Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.



Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy.



Death is not a foe, but an inevitable adventure.

Sir Oliver Lodge


Every man’s life is a plan of God.

Horace Bushnell


The acts of this life are the destiny of the next.

(Eastern proverb)


Sorrows are like tall angels with star-crowns in their hair.

Margery Eldredge Howell


The heart of him who truly loves is a paradise on earth.



Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss.



To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.



Humble love, and not proud science, keeps the door of heaven.



The greatest attribute of heaven is mercy.

Beaumont and Fletcher


Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule.



Nature’s loving proxy, the watchful mother.



Dust thou art, to dust returnest, was not spoken of the soul.



The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth,

One’s nearer God’s heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth.

Dorothy Francis


Till the master of all good workmen shall set us to work anew.

Rudyard Kipling


The end and the reward of toil is rest.

James Beattie


In His will is our peace.



Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.



Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.



Each lonely scene shall thee restore.

William Collins


Things past belong to memory alone, things future are the property of hope.

John Home


Yet in this heart’s most sacred place, thou, alone, shall dwell forever.


…There hath pass’d away a glory from the earth.



Joy, joy, forever! – My task is done – the gates are pass’d and heaven is won.



The cross leads generations on.



…The heart of man is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.

St. Augustine


God is and all is well.



Death’s but a path to be trod if man would ever pass to God.

T. Parnell


Onward to thy glory! ‘Tis always morning somewhere in the world.

R.H. Horne


Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.

H. Melville


He hath awakened from the dream of life.



Beyond is the infinite morning of a day without tomorrow.

W.S. Abbott


Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers

The o’erfraught heart and bids it break…



Where He leads me I can safely go.



God gives us love. Something to love He lends us.



Whither thou goest, I will go.

Ruth i:16


But in the night of death hope sees a star, and listening

Love can hear the rustle of a wing.



There never was night that had no morn.

D.M.N. Craik


Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death.



Until the day break, and the shadows flee away.

Cant. Ii:17


‘Tis not the whole of life, nor all of death to die.

J. Montgomery


Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.



Now twilight lets her curtain down and pins it with a star.

L.M. Child


Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.



Where there is much light the shadows are deepest.



His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than words, was simple doing good.


General Epitaphs


Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal


I  think of you as watching from a time and space beyond the sky, a place where we might someday come


May the journey on your next adventure be as joy-filled as your time with us.

See you soon!


To the world you may have just been somebody, but to all of us you were the world.

Thank You for the time you spent here!


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, But by the moments

That take our breathe away


Behold my friends as you pass by as you are now, so once was I as I am now, soon you shall be. Give thyself to God and follow me


The kiss of sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One’s nearer

God’s heart in a garden, Than anywhere else on earth


Your presence is a gift to the world,  You’re unique and one of a kind.

Your life can be what you want it to be, Take it one day at a time.


I can only hope we shall see each other again in that place where there is only love and no shadows fall.

You have touched my very being….I shall remember you


We miss you very much and love you dearly

We know our God is taking care of you and you are now one his special angels you are forever in our hearts

We cant wait to be with you again


You taught all that knew you what courage meant and have shown us an example in death as you did in life.

God give me strength in my life without you.


I pray you can see me now and be proud of what I have become because of your example, but most of all I thank you because you loved me so much


Don’t mourn my loss, whatever you do my leaving brings you closer to the loved ones I have left behind and all the joys the future holds


Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but mere ashes that lie here, the gem that filled it sparkles yet


Beneath this simple stone that marks his resting place our precious darling sleeps alone in the Lord’s long embrace


No pain, no grief, no anxious fear can reach our loved one sleeping here.


Epitaphs for Females – Mother, Daughter, Sister



To know even one life breathed easier because she lived is to know she truly succeeded while here.


We can only be said to be alive when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Let it be forever remembered she was always a diamond to us.


She never took no for an answer and pushed ahead when others paused. But a kinder, gentler woman you will never meet again.


She appreciated every moment because she knew she might never be able to experience it again.


She took in all the wonders of life wrapped them in a colorful package and gave it to us. We’ll miss you!


The past is history. The future, a mystery. But we will hold dear our memories of her, her smile, the sound of her laughter…forever.


She did more than exist, she lived. She did more than listen, she understood.

Rest peacefully, dear.


Goodbye to a wonderful mother and grandmother. She lived a long and wonderful life, and was loved by all who knew her. She will be dearly missed, but will live on in our hearts for generations.


Sleep on, sweet mother and wife.

And take thy rest, God called thee home

He thought it best


My wife, my friend , the mother dear in dreamless sleep repossess here

May those whose love to her was given

All meet and live with her in heaven


Mother thou art gone to rest.

And this shall be our prayer

That when we reach our journey’s end His glory we may share


God’s greatest gift returned to God – my mother

O’Lord I put her in thy hands

She had a kindly word for each and she died beloved to all

She lives with us in memory and will for evermore


May God grant you eternal rest, dear Mother


She concealed her tears but shared her smiles


God took her home, it was his will, but in our hearts she liveth still


God bless thee wheresoe’er thou art in his great universe today


She is resting peacefully with Jesus in that beautiful home above


Her memory is enshrined in our hearts


Her friendship was an inspiration, her love a blessing


Resting with those she loved


She served and kept the faith


She walked in beauty


Her friends were her world


She loved people and laughter


She would rather give than receive


God called her from among us to a home of eternal rest


Always loving always loved


To know her was to love her


She gave so much and demanded so little


Her children arise up and call her blessed


A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive


Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in

Every gesture dignity and love


When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music


She passed through glory’s morning gate and walked in paradise


Epitaphs for Males-Father, Son, Brother



If there is a another world, he lives in bliss if not another, he made the most of this


We laughed at him because he was different, he laughed at us because we were all the same. We will never laugh the same again


Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far they can go.

We will always remember just how far our wonderful boy could go!


Each life is like a letter of the alphabet. Alone it can be meaningless. Or, like his beautiful years with us, it can be part of a great meaning


He always stood for what was right and good and for this we shall forever cherish his memory.


What lies behind him and what lies before him are tiny matters compared

To what lied within him


He achieved success here because he lived well, laughed often and loved much.

We’ll forever miss you Daddy!


He left the world knowing he was loved.

Nothing in life could be a more precious gift.

You’ll always be in our heart, son!


He always did the things he thought he couldn’t do. Thank you for your courage and inspiration.


He never heard opportunity knock because he was too busy building doors.

Don’t forget us!


His true wealth was in his generous heart.

And what endless wealth he did have.


It is not length of life, but depth of life.

 He jumped into life and never touched bottom


Epitaphs for an infant



Hush my dear, be still and slumber; Jolly angels guard your bed


The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtue


Children bring their own love with them when they come


What would the world be to us if children were no more?


Oh, for boyhoods time of June crowding years into one brief moon


Sleep undisturbed within the peaceful shrine

Till angels wake thee with a note like thine


No jewel is as perfect as the innocence of childhood


Sleep, my little one, sleep


Children are a heritage of the Lord.

Psalms 127:3


The child is the father of the man


Little Boy Blue has gone away


God’s garden has need of little flowers


Remembering a tiny angel


So small, so sweet, so soon


Lord, we give you our littlest angel


Budded (or blossomed) on earth to bloom in Heaven


For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven


His was a man’s courage


Our littlest angel who went back to Heaven


Called by one who loves him dearly


Let thy child rest in hope and rise in glory


Awaiting the touch of a little hand, and the smile of a little face


Children are the keys of paradise


An angel visited the green earth, and took a flower away


Born Sleeping


Born Into Heaven 



Words of Comfort Epitaphs



Gone, but not forgotten


In Loving Memory of


To live in the hearts of those we love is never to die


Entered into rest


Until we meet again


I shall but love thee better after death


Forever in our hearts


Always in our hearts


At rest with God/ Rest in Peace


Too well loved to ever be forgotten


Asleep in Jesus


Home with God, which is far better


Ours for a little while, with Jesus forever


Everlasting life through Christ


Asleep in Christ Jesus


Beloved of the Lord


The song is ended, but the melody lingers on


Rest in thine, sweet memory ours


Sweetly sleeping


Loving memories last forever


Hasten, on blessed hour or reunion


Not lost to memory! Not lost to love! But gone to our Father’s house above


Step softly, a dream lies buried here


Your love will light my way, your memory is ours unchanged forever


What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever


Death is only a shadow across the path to heaven


At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them


He longest lives who most to others gives, himself forgetting


May the soul of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace


He gave thee, He took thee, and He will restore thee


God could not have made earthly ties so strong to break them in eternity










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