As much as someone is loved, recalling what made them special and summarizing those feelings on a granite, marble or bronze plaque with limited space after their death can be challenging. However, experts agree that the process of writing a loved one's epitaph can often actually be comforting and essential to a normal grieving process.

Many of our plaques (such as bronze, marble and granite) give you an opportunity to let those viewing the plaque in future years gain a better sense of the loved one's personality and what he or she meant to surviving friends and family.

Note: Some of these epitaph examples may not fit within the guidelines allowed for our standard plaque size. However, all of our memorials have beautiful text that we believe you will find perfect for your needs. 

Words Of Bronze On This Stone
Are A Reminder You're Never Alone
Your Wonderful Life Of So Many Years
We Shall Celebrate Without Any Tears

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Beneath This Stone Rests My Love
Her Soul Long Ago Free As A Dove
When I Come To Visit This Special Place
I Shall Always Recall Her Smiling Face

A Husband And Wife So Dear
Sleep Together As Always Here
Their Spirits Separated Never Again
Their Soul With Christ For Ever Reign

I Am The Resurrection And The Life, 
He That Believeth In Me Though
He Die Yet Shall He Live

Beneath This Simple Stone
That Marks His Resting Place
Our Precious Father Sleeps Alone
In The Lord's Long Embrace

A Mother Kind, A Parent Dear
A Faithful Friend Lies Buried Here
She Is Gone From Our Home
But Not From Our Heart

Do believe I'll never leave you:
Always You Will be in My heart.
Don't forget my soul is near you,
And so we'll never be apart.

A Precious One From Us Has Gone
A Voice We Loved Is Stilled
A Place Is Empty In Our Home
Which Never Can Be Filled

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.

Do not grieve, my love
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of birds in flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.

In loving memory of (Name), 
Beloved Husband, Brother, Uncle, Friend
A quiet yet kind and gentle soul
You are loved - You are missed
You will love on in our hearts forever

Forever Loved, Forever Missed
You Will Be In Our Hearts Forever

** (For dementia)
I loved your more than you can ever know. We laughed together and never stopped sharing through the years. But the dreaded Alzheimer's stole you away and began its terrible embrace. Together, we fought it valiantly. I miss you today and every day. Now, God has gathered your in His arms and He will restore memory of the love we shared. You are treasured always. 

** (For dementia)
I told you that I loved you and I knew in my heart that you loved me. Though your memory and laughter faded through these last years, I will keep the good memories for both of us . Go now in peace. You have earned your rest and I will carry your light.