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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