Epithaphs

Below is a list of example epitaphs. Each individual is unique, this list may be used for inspiration in deciding to come up with your own meaningful and personal epitaph, or you might find that one of the epitaphs from the list fits perfectly as it is.

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Bible verses, quotes, and sayings 

  • And Let There Be No Sorrow; For Remember When The Sun Goes Down, It Returns With A Bright Tomorrow. So, A Toast To The Past; A Toast To The Future...

  • "A Little While And You Shall See Me No Longer; And Again A Little While And You Shall See Me Because I Go To The Father." (John 16:16)

  • "All Things To The Glory Of God"

  • "Be Thou Faithful Unto Death, And I Will Give Thee The Crown Of Life" (John 2:10)

  • "Behold The Lamb Of God Who Takes Away The Sin Of The World" (John 1:29)

  • "Blessed Are The Dead Who Die In The Lord Henceforth" (John 14:13)

  • "Blessed Are The Merciful, For They Shall Obtain Mercy" (Matt 5:7)

  • "Blessed Are The Pure At Heart, For They Shall See God" (Matt 5:8)

  • "Come To Me, All You Who Labor And Are Burdened, And I Will Give You Rest" (Matt 11:28)

  • "Come, Blessed Of My Father..." (Matt 25:34)

  • "Death Is Only A Shadow Across The Path To Heaven."

  • "Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them" 

  • "Father I Will That Where I Am, They Also Whom Thou Hast Given Me, May Be With Me" (John 17:24)

  • "Father Not My Will But Thine Be Done" (Luke 8:52)

  • "For To The End Christ Died And Rose Again, That He Might Be Lord Both Of The Dead And Of The Living." (Romans 14:9)

  • "God Is Love, And He Who Abides In Love Abides In God, And God In Him" (John 4:16)

  • "Greater Love Than This No One Has, That One Lay Down His Life For His Friends" (John15:13)

  • "Have Pity On Me, At Least, You, My Friends...""... Because The Hand Of The Lord Hath Touched Me." (Job 19::25)

  • "Her Fearless Buoyant Youth Will Always Live, Revealing Love And Truth And Radiant Joy."

  • "In Thy Sacred Heart, My Jesus, Hide Thou Me"

  • "Into Thy Hands, I Commend My Spirit" (Luke 23:46)

  • "Is Anyone Of You Sad? Let Him Pray" (James 5:13)

  • "It Shall Be Well With Them That Fear God" (Ecclesiates 8:12)

  • "May The Peace Of God Which Surpasses All Understanding Guard Your Hearts And Your Minds In Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7)

  • "Pray For One Another, That You May Be Saved" (James 5:16)

  • "The Lord Gave, And The Lord Hath Taken Away, Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord." (Job 1:21)

  • "Then The Just Will Shine Forever..."(Matt 13:43)

  • "They Shall Not Grow Old As We That Are Left Grow Old". (Binyon)

  • "They Who Have Done Good Shall Come Forth Unto Resurrection Of Life"(John 5:29)

  • "We Know That For Those Who Love God All Things Work Together Unto Good." (Romans 8:28)

  • A Beautiful Memory Lingers.

  • A Beloved And Capable Wife And Mother.

  • A Citizen Without Reproach, A Friend Without Pretense, A Philanthropist Without Display, A Christian Without Hypocrisy.

  • A Day Of Duty Done, A Day Of Rest Begun.

  • A Free Spirit.

  • A Friend To Many And Sadly Missed.

  • A Good And Kind Heart Is The Best Of All Qualities.

  • A Happy Soul, That All The Way To Heaven Hath A Summer's Day.

  • A Lady Of Rare Understanding And Of Generous Heart.

  • A Life Full Of Years With Understanding.

  • A Life Like Theirs Has Left A Record Sweet For Memory To Dwell Upon.

  • A Life Of Beauty And Service.

  • A Life Of Deeds, Not Of Years.

  • A Life Of Giving Through Love, Thought And Deed.

  • A Little Soul Takes Wings.

  • A Loving Father, Tender And Kind, What A Beautiful Memory You Left Behind.

  • A Loving Mother And A Faithful Friend.

  • A Majestic Memory.

  • A Man Must Stand Erect, Not Be Kept Erect By Others We Shared Their Wisdom And Abilities.

  • A Man Of Virtue Kindness And Modesty.

  • A Memory To Be Ever With Us.

  • A Mother Is A Mother Still The Holiest Thing Alive.

  • A Mother's Love, Like An Imperishable Sun, Cannot Go Out.

  • A Righteous Woman Remembered For A Blessing.

  • A Song Is More Lasting Than The Voice Of The Birds.

  • A Tender Heart And Generous Spirit.

  • A Tender Mother A Faithful Friend.

  • A Youth To Who Was Given So Much Of Earth So Much Of Heaven.

  • Abide With Me.

  • Abiding Love Never Dies.

  • Abiding The Day When We Meet Again In That Infinity Of Time And Space Which Men Call Heaven.

  • Absence Doth Join, And Time Doth Settle.

  • Absent In Body, But Present In Spirit. (1 Cor 5:3)

  • Ah Youth! Forever Dear, Forever Kind!

  • All Hope Despair, That Stands Not On The Cross.

  • All Things Are Possible To Him Who Believes.

  • All Things Change, Creeds, And Philosophies And Outward Systems-But God Remains!

  • All Things Change...But God Remains The Same.

  • All Things To The Glory Of God.

  • All Things Work Together For Good To Them That Love God. (Romans 8:28) 

  • All Things Work Together Unto Good.

  • All Things You Ask For In Prayer, Believing, You Shall Receive.

  • Alone To Thee, Dear Lord, Can We Our Well-Beloved Resign.

  • Along The Cool Sequestered Vale Of Life They Kept The Noiseless Tenor Of Their Way.

  • Although She Sleeps, Her Memory Lives On.

  • Always In Our Hearts..

  • Always Kind And Willing.

  • Always Loving Always Loved.

  • An Angel Visited The Green Earth, And Took A Flower Away.

  • An Inspiration To Us All.

  • And A Little Child Shall Lead Them.

  • And As The Evening Twilight Fades Away The Sky Is Filled With Stars, Invisible By Day.

  • And Flights Of Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest.

  • And He Will Take You Up On Eagle's Wings And Hold You In The Palm Of His Hand.

  • And I Give Unto Them Eternal Rest.

  • And I Will Dwell In The House Of The Lord Forever.

  • And I Will Give You Rest.

  • And Now Cometh Eternal Rest And Blessed Tranquility.

  • And So Make Life, Death And That Vast Forever One Grand Sweet Song.

  • And They Wake Into The Light Whose Day Shall Never Die In Night.

  • And What Doth The Lord Require Of Thee, But To Do Justly, And To Love Mercy, And To Walk Humbly With Thy God.

  • And With The Morn Those Angel Faces Smile Which I Have Loved Long Since, And Lost Awhile.

  • As A Family We Are Never Apart Loving Memories Keep You Alive In Our Hearts.

  • As Long As Life And Memory Last I Shall Remember Thee.

  • As The Bird Free Of Its Cage Seeks The Heights So Christian Soul In Death Flies Home To God.

  • As We Trust The Sun Will Rise, So Trust We The Mystery Will Be Explained.

  • Asleep In Christ Jesus.

  • Asleep In Jesus, Blessed Sleep, From Which None Ever Wake To Weep.

  • Asleep In Jesus, Blessed Thought.

  • Asleep In Jesus.

  • Asleep, Not Dead.

  • At Rest With God.

  • At Rest.

  • At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The Morning We Will Remember Him.

  • Awaiting The Touch Of A Little Hand, And The Smile Of A Little Face.

  • Be Of Good Courage And He Shall Strengthen Thine Heart.

  • Be Thou Faithful Unto Death, And I Will Give Thee The Crown Of Life. (John 11:10)

  • Beautiful Isle Of Memory Echoes Of The Past.

  • Beauty Is Truth, Truth Beauty-That Is All Ye Know On Earth, And All Ye Need To Know.

  • Behind The Dim Unknown, Standeth God Within The Shadow, Keeping Watch Above His Own.

  • Believe On Him To Life Everlasting. (I Timothy 1:16)

  • Beloved (Name), Inspiration And Companion.

  • Beloved And Dear In Life...In Death They Are Not Divided.

  • Beloved By All Who Knew Him.

  • Beloved By God And Man.

  • Beloved In Life.

  • Beloved Mother, Your Orb Will Rise A Beautiful Star In Paradise.

  • Beloved Mother/Father.... Our Guide And Counselor.

  • Beloved Of The Lord.

  • Beloved One, Farewell.

  • Beloved Soul Of Great Pride And Dignity.

  • Beyond Is The Infinite Morning Of A Day Without A Tomorrow.

  • Beyond This Vale Of Tears There Is A Life Above, Unmeasured By The Flight Of Years; And All That Life Is Love.

  • Blessed Is The Man That Maketh The Lord His Trust. (Psalms 40:4)

  • Blessed Are The Dead Which Die In The Lord. (Rev 14:13)

  • Blessed Are The Pure In Heart, For They Shall See God. (Matthew 5:8) 

  • Blessed Are They That Mourn: For They Shall Be Comforted. (Matthew 5:4) 

  • Blessed Be The Holy Trinity And Undivided Unity.

  • Blessed Is The Man Who Maketh The Lord His Trust. (Psalms 40:4) 

  • Blessed Sleep To Which We All Return.

  • Blessed To Us Is The Memory Of Your Unselfish Love.

  • Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven.

  • Build On And Make Thy Castles High And Fair, Rising And Reaching Upward To The Skies 

  • But In The Night Of Death Hope Sees A Star, And Listening Love Can Hear The Rustle Of A Wing.

  • But Many That Are First Shall Be Last And The Last Shall Be First. (Matt 19:30)

  • But O For The Touch Of A Vanished Hand And The Sound Of A Voice That Is Still.

  • But On Heavy Change, Now Thou Art Gone, Now Thou Art Gone And Never Must Return.

  • But Still I Dream That Somewhere There Must Be The Spirit Of A Child That Waits For Me.

  • But, In The Night Of Death, Hope Sees A Star, And Listening Love Can Hear The Rustle Of A Wing.

  • But, Look, The Morn, In Russet Mantle Clad, Walks O'er The Dew Of Yon High Eastward Hill.

  • By Cloudless Starlight On He Treads, And Thinks No Lamp So Cheering As The Light Which Heaven Sheds. (Moore)

  • Call Back Yesterday, Bid Time Return!

  • Called By One Who Loves Him/Her Dearly.

  • Calm On The Bosom Of Thy God, Fair Spirit, Rest Thee Now.

  • Calm On The Listening Ear Of Night Come Heaven's Melodious Strains.

  • Children Are The Heritage Of The Lord.

  • Children Are The Keys Of Paradise.

  • Children Bring Their Own Love With Them When They Come.

  • Christ Is My Hope.

  • Come Lord From The Skies And Command Us To Rise To The Mansions Of Glory Above.

  • Come To Me, All You Who Labor And Are Burdened...And I Will Give You Rest.

  • Come Unto Me, All Ye That Labor And Are Heavy Laden. (Matthew 11:28) 

  • Come Ye Blessed Of My Father.

  • Conceived By The Love Of Two Died With The Love Of Many.

  • Dear Lord Jesus, Please Hold My Hand.

  • Death If Only A Horizon, A Horizon Is Nothing Save The Limit Of Our Sight.

  • Death Is Not A Foe, But An Inevitable Adventure.

  • Death Is Only A Shadow Across The Path To Heaven.

  • Death Is The Golden Key That Opens The Palace Of Eternity.

  • Death Is The Port Where All May Refuge Find, The End Of Labor, Entry Into Rest.

  • Death Only Binds Us Close To The Bright Shore Of Love.

  • Death's But A Path To Be Trod If Man Would Ever Pass To God.

  • Death's Truer Name Is "Onward," No Discordance The Roll And March Of That Eternal Harmony Where To The World Beats Time.

  • Delight In Love While Time Is Still Yours.

  • Deposited Upon The Silent Shots Of Memory Images And Precious Thoughts That Shall Not Die, And Cannot Be Destroyed.

  • Down The Fair-Chambered Corridor Of Years The Quiet Shutting One By One, Of Doors.

  • Down They Go The Tender, The Beautiful, The Kind.

  • Dust Thou Art, To Dust Returnest, Was Not Spoken Of The Soul.

  • Duty, Honor, Country, Well Done, Be Thou At Peace.

  • Each Duty Done They Rest In Peace.

  • Each Lonely Scene Shall Thee Restore.

  • Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal.

  • Entered Into Rest.

  • Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord.

  • Eternity, Be Thou My Refuge!

  • Evening Trails Her Robes Of Gold Through The Dim Hall Of Night.

  • Ever Kind And True.

  • Ever Remembered, Ever Loved.

  • Everlasting Life Through Christ.

  • Everlasting Shall Be Thy Remembrance.

  • Every Man's Life Is A Plan Of God.

  • Everyone Who Acknowledges Me Before Men, I Will Acknowledge Him Before My Father In Heaven.

  • Every time I Pass This Church, I Pay A Little Visit! So When At Last, I'm Carried In The Lord Won't Say, "Who Is It?"

  • Eye Hath Not Seen, Nor Ear Heard Neither Have Entered Into The Heart Of Man The Things Which God Hath Prepared For Them That Love Him.

  • Faith Builds A Bridge Across The Gulf Of Death.

  • Faith Is The Substance Of Things To Be Hoped For, The Evidence Of Things That Are Not Seen.

  • Faith Points To Hope Above The Skies, Where Virtuous Friendship Never Dies.

  • Faithful And Of Good Understanding.

  • Faithful To Her Trust, Even Unto Death.

  • Far Away There In The Sunshine Are My Highest Aspirations.

  • Father In Thy Gracious Keeping Leave Me Now Thy Servant Sleeping.

  • Father, I Will That Where I Am, They Also Whom Thou Hast Given Me, May Be With Me. (John 17:24)

  • Father, Mother, Weep Not For Me, For I Am In Glory, Waiting For Thee.

  • Father, Not My Will But Thine Be Done. (Luke 22:42)

  • Flowers Of All Hue, And Without Thorn The Rose.

  • Fond Memories Linger Everyday, Remembrance Keeps You Near.

  • Fondly Loved And Deeply Mourned.

  • For All The Boundless Universe Is Life-There Are No Dead.

  • For Every Joy That Passes, Something Beautiful Remains; Your Precious Memory Shall Always Be Alive In My Heart.

  • For Glory Lights The Soldier's Tomb, And Beauty Weeps The Brave.

  • For Love Will Still Be Lord Of All.

  • For Of Such Is The Kingdom Of Heaven. (Matthew 19:14) 

  • For They Conquer Who Believe They Can.

  • For To This End Christ Died And Rose Again, That He Might Be Lord Both Of The Dead And Of The Living.

  • For With Thee Is The Fountain Of Life: In The Light Shall We See Light. (Psalms 36:9) 

  • Forever At Peace.

  • Forever In Our Hearts.

  • Forever Singing As They Shine The Hand That Made Us Is Divine.

  • Forever With The Lord.

  • From The Gloom Of Darkness Comes Morning's Glow.

  • Generous Of Heart, Constant In Faith.

  • Generous Of Spirit And A Friend To Many.

  • Gentle Jesus, Meek And Mild, Look Upon This Little Child.

  • Gentle Of Heart...Faithful And Just.

  • Give Sorrow Words; The Grief That Does Not Speak Whispers The O'er Fraught Heart And Bids It Break.

  • Give Unto Them Beauty For Ashes, The Oil Of Joy For Mourning, The Garment Of Praise For The Spirit Of Heaviness.

  • Glory Be To The Father And To The Son And To The Holy Spirit, As It Was In The Beginning, Is Now, And Ever Shall Be, World Without End.

  • Go Lovely Rose That Lived Its Little Hour.

  • Go, Therefore, And Make Disciples Of All Nations, Baptizing Them In The Name Of The Father And Of The Son And Of The Holy Spirit.

  • God Called Her From Among Us To A Home Of Eternal Rest.

  • God Could Not Have Made Earthly Ties So Strong To Break Them In Eternity.

  • God Created Man To Be Immortal, And Made Him To Be An Image Of His Own Eternity. (Solomon 2:23)

  • God Gives Us Love. Someone To Love He Lends Us.

  • God Giveth, God Taketh Away.

  • God Is And All Is Well.

  • God Is Love, And He Who Abides In Love, Abides In God, And God In Him. (John 4:16)

  • God Is Our Refuge And Strength.

  • God Took Her Home, It Was His Will But In Our Hearts She Liveth Still.

  • God Would Not Weave A Chain, To Break Its Links So Soon.

  • God, From A Beautiful Necessity, Is Love.

  • God, Too, Must Have Loved Him Much.

  • God's Garden Has Need Of Our Little Flower.

  • God's Greatest Gift Returned To God.

  • God's Greatest Gift To A Little Child, My Darling Mother, Was You.

  • God's Will Is Law And All Is Well.

  • Gone But Not Forgotten.

  • Gone From Home But Not From Our Hearts .

  • Goodnight, Good Sleep, Good Rest From Sorrow.

  • Grace Was In All Her Steps, Heaven In Her Eye, In Every Gesture Dignity And Love.

  • Great Is Thy Faith; Let It Be Done To Thee As Thou Wilt.

  • Great Loves Live On.

  • Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends. (John 15:13) 

  • Guide Us On The Long Dim Trail Ahead That Stretches Upward To The Great Divide.

  • Hasten, Oh Blessed Hour Of Reunion!

  • He Careth For You.

  • He Died As He Lived, Trusting God.

  • He Freely Gave Of Himself To Anyone Who Needed His Advice Or Help. Never Looking For Anything In Return Other Than The Satisfaction Of Helping Someone.

  • He Gave His Heart To His Family.

  • He Gave Thee, He Took Thee, And He Will Restore Thee.

  • He Giveth His Beloved Sleep.

  • He Graced His Family With Acts Of Loving Kindness.

  • He Graced His Years With Courage, Strength And Truth.

  • He Had A Kindly Word For Each And Died Beloved By All.

  • He Had So Many Things He Wanted To Do, But Had So Little Time To Finish…

  • He Has Achieved Success Who Has Lived Well, Laughed Often, And Loved Much.

  • He Has Outsoared The Shadows Of Our Night.

  • He Hath Awakened From The Dream Of Life.

  • He Held His Ground With Steadfast Soul.

  • He Is Immortal Because He Has A Soul. A Spirit Capable Of Compassion And Sacrifice And Endurance.

  • He Is Not Dead, But Sleepeth. (Luke 8:52)

  • He Leadeth Me Beside The Still Waters.

  • He Lived Justly, Loved Mercy And Walked Humbly With His God.

  • He Lives With Us In Memory And Will For Evermore.

  • He Longest Lives Who Most To Others Gives, Himself Forgetting. 

  • He Loved His Fellow Man.

  • He Loved The Stars Too Fondly To Be Fearful Of The Night.

  • He Respected God, Loved His Family, And Had Many Friends.

  • He Saw Beauty And Painted It With A Master's Hand.

  • He Sawed Logs For Forty Years But He Won't Saw This One.

  • He Served God Well.

  • He Shall Gather The Lambs Within His Arms.

  • He Shall Receive In The World To Come Eternal Life. (Mark 10:30) 

  • He That Believeth In The Son Hath Everlasting Life. (John 3:16) 

  • He That Endureth To The End Shall Be Saved. (Matthew 10:22) 

  • He Touched Everyone With Special Love & Kindness.

  • He Touched The Lives Of Many.

  • He Was A Faithful Man And Feared God.

  • He Was Beloved In Life.

  • He Was The Sunshine Of Our Home.

  • He Who Hears My Word And Believes Him Who Sent Me Has Life Everlasting, And Has Passed From Death To Life.

  • He Will Be Remembered For His Kindness.

  • Healing In His Hands And Humanity In His Heart.

  • Hear And Bless Thy Beast And Singing Birds. Guard With Tenderness Small Things That Have No Words.

  • Hear, Oh Hear My Prayer Father Bless Our Precious Child.

  • Heard Melodies Are Sweet, But Those Unheard Are Sweeter.

  • Heaven Means To Be With God.

  • Heaven...The Treasury Of Everlasting Joy.

  • Heaven's Eternal Year Is Thine.

  • Her Dedication, Thoughtfulness And Generosity Will Ever Be Remembered.

  • Her Deeds Will Never Be Forgotten.

  • Her Friends Were Her World.

  • Her Greatest Joy Was In Making Others Happy.

  • Her Joy Was In Kindness And Humility.

  • Her Life Made Charity As Real As Hope Itself.

  • Her Love Sounded All Depths, Measured All Heights.

  • Her Memory Is Blessed.

  • Her Memory Is Enshrined In Our Hearts.

  • Her Song Has Ended But The Melody Lingers On.

  • Her Star Shines In Heaven

  • Her Words Were Kindness, Her Deeds Were Love.

  • Here He Lies Where He Longed To Be; Home Is The Sailor, Home From The Sea, And The Hunter Home From The Hill.

  • Here I Lay My Burden Down, Change Thy Cross Into A Crown.

  • Here Lies A Father Of 29: There Would Have Been More But He Didn't Have Time.

  • Here Lies A Mother Of 28: But Now It's Too Late.

  • Heroes Live Beyond The Tomb.

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