The term “epitaph” means the inscription upon a monument of a selected verse or quotation which expresses in language of graceful and meaningful phrase some thought or sentiment significantly applicable to the individual or family for whom the monument is erected.

The following are many ideas for an epitaph.

May God be with you and comfort you
In God’s care
The Lord is my Shepherd
May heaven’s eternal joy be thine
Love is eternal
Our love goes with you and our souls wait to join you
May she (he) rest in peace with God Blessed sleep to which we all return
And I will give you rest
Sweet in her ways
Trust in God May the peace of the Lord be with you
Generous of heart, constant of faith I will lift up thine eyes unto the hills
We lived together in happiness we rest together in peace
All things change, but God remains
A beloved Mother (Father) (Son) (Daughter)
God is our refuge and our strength
She (He) touched everyone with special love and kindness
All things to the glory of God
Love lives on
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest
A free spirit
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal
Precious are the memories of (name)
What we keep in memory is ours forever
An inspiration to all
We miss you
We love you always
Always in our hearts
With all my love
Gone from home, but not from our hearts
Great love lives on There was grace in her steps, love in every gesture
Our little angel
Forever young, forever in our hearts
Her works were kindness, her deeds were love
How beautiful life was to me
May she (he) be remembered as she (he) remembered others
A tender mother (father).a faithful friend
A life full of years of understanding
A friend to many and sadly missed
Of tender heart and generous spirit
A woman of virtue, kindness and modesty
Peace is thine and sweet remembrance is ours
Our love is love forever
Love never ends
Wonderful was your love for us
Loving memories last forever
I have fought the good fight
I have finished my course
I have kept the faith
Love makes memory eternal
He (she) loved and was loved
Too well loved to ever be forgotten
To live in the hearts of others is not to die
Rest, O weary traveler
For with the dawn comes great joy
I am not afraid of tomorrow For I have seen yesterday And I love today
Step softly, a dream lies buried here
A gentle man (woman)
She (he) touched the lives of many
While we have time, let us do good
Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on His courage, his smile, his grace Gladdened the hearts of those Who have the privilege of loving him
God grant us the serenity to accept The things we cannot change The courage to change the things we can And the wisdom to know the difference
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me Psalms 23:4
I am going the way of the earth Joshua 23:14
Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted Matthew 5:4
But O for the touch of a vanished hand And the sound of a voice that is still – Tennyson
Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy Matthew 5:7
For they conquer who believe they can – Virgil
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God Matthew 5:8
They who forgive most, shall be most forgiven – Bailey But many that are first shall be last And the last shall be first Matthew 19:30


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