An epitaph is a short text commemorating a deceased person that is inscribed on a plaque or tombstone. Our 50 short epitaph examples will provide you with several simple sayings that can be engraved on any gravestone or other monument. They are often patterned with expressions of respect and love, such as "Beloved Mother of..." or "Forever In Our Hearts".

Typically epitaphs are used figuratively and are a general saying used to commemorate the life of the person. You can see in the epitaph examples below that most are short, simple statements. However, the epitaph can also be in the form of a quote, poem, verse or other saying. The epitaph can also be specific to the deceased person. It can be words they spoke or chose beforehand, or can be a statement that describes the individual.

Choosing what to write can be incredibly difficult because it isn't easy to summarize a loved one's life in a few words. Furthermore, there is a limited amount of space available on a monument to engrave. It is because of these reasons why the epitaph examples below are short, general statement, like "Rest In Peace".

The epitaph examples below will help you find the perfect saying for your loved one's memorial. Use one example, or combine multiple examples, to create the perfect epitaph to remember your loved one.


A Friend In Deed           A Love, True And Constant           A Loving Husband (Wife) and Father (Mother)

A Sharing, Caring Person           A Special Kind Of Love           A Woman (Man) Of Grace And Dignity     

Always In Our Hearts           An Inspiration To All Of Us           An Unforgettable Person

Because He (She) Cared           Brave In Spirit, Strong In Love           Constant Of Faith, Generous By Heart     

Everybody's Best Friend           Faith, Hope And Courage           Faithful Forever

Forever Missed           Gone But Never Forgetton           He (She) Lived To Help Others

He (She) Will Never Be Forgotten           In God's Care      In Loving Memory

In One Of The Stars I Shall Be Living                Life If Not Forever, Love Is                Love Is A Light That Never Dims

Mourn Not My Death, But Celebrate My Life           My Lifetime Companion                One Of A Kind     

Our Love Is Eternal           Rest In Peace           Strong In Love, Brave In Spirit

Together Forever                Until We Meet Again                We Miss You

We'll Be Together Again      What We Keep In Memory, Is Ours Forever      Wonderful Was Your Love For us

Sharing, Caring Person           Always A Gentleman (Lady)      Asked For So Little But Gave So Very Much

Devoted In Love           Forever Grateful And Faithful                He (She) Touched The Lives Of Many

In Memoriam                May His (Her) Light Guide You                Our Little Angel

The Best Is Yet To Come           We Remember How You Loved Us                Your Light Will Shine Forever

       Always A Gentleman (Lady)      

The epitaph that you write may be based on a number of factors, such as the size of the monument and your budget. However, no matter what your requirements, you will want to create a heartfelt permanent monument for your loved one. Feel free to copy one of the short epitaph examples word-for-word, or use it as part of a large epitaph to create a beautiful monument that pays tribute to your loved one.

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