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Example epitaph on a raised headstone in a Chicago cemeteryGet ideas for epitaphs, inscriptions and sayings for headstones, tombstones, flat markers, upright monuments, family memorials, bronze plaques and gravestones. Listed on the page below are examples and samples to help.

There is something special to say about everyone but summarizing a life in just a few words can be very difficult. Often a familiar biblical verse or classical quotation is an ideal way to preserve your memories. An epitaph is a short text honoring a deceased person, which is often inscribed or engraved on their monument, headstone, memorial plaque, gravestone, tombstone or cemetery marker. To learn more about epitaphs, click here to visit Wikipedia. For help with writing an epitaph, call 708-544-0916.

Below are links to a number of epitaph suggestions to help make the task of writing an epitaph a bit easier for you.

Click on the Links Below to Get Ideas for Epitaphs, Inscriptions and Sayings for Headstones and Gravestones:

Epitaphs and Words of Comfort for a Child

Epitaphs and Words of Comfort For a Father, Husband, Son, Brother

Epitaphs and Words of Comfort For a Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister

Epitaphs and Words of Comfort From the Bible

Epitaphs and Words of Comfort From The Classics

General Epitaphs and Words of Comfort

To start, here is a brief poem that may capture some of your feelings.

I awoke at dawn one morning from a restless night of sorrow,
Praying that with the daylight might come a bright tomorrow.
My heart as cold and hopeless as winter's deepest chill,
I cried out for understanding and to know my Father's will.
While treading up a garden path hushed in the fragrant air,
I spied a tender rose, its petals bowed as if in prayer.
As I gazed in silent awe, it occurred to me - He knows!
The tears my Lord has shed for me are the dew upon the rose.
 

 

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