Sample Epitaphs

Sample Epitaphs

These examples may give you some starting points and ideas for an epitaph for yourself or a loved one.

Some Traditional Epitaph Inscriptions
  • Forever in Our Hearts
  • In Loving Memory of
  • Until we meet again
  • Always in our hearts
  • Rest in Peace
  • The song is ended, but the melody lingers on
  • Sweetly sleeping
  • Loving memories last forever

 

Some Traditional Epitaph Inscriptions
  • Forever in Our Hearts
  • In Loving Memory of
  • Until we meet again
  • Always in our hearts
  • Rest in Peace
  • The song is ended, but the melody lingers on
  • Sweetly sleeping
  • Loving memories last forever

Famous Epitaphs
  • I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
  • “Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forebear, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.” – William Shakespeare
  • That’s all folks. – Mel Blanc, voice actor
  • If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I’ll never speak to him again. – Stan Laurel, comedian
  • Now He Belongs to the Ages. – on the tomb of Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
  • She Did It the Hard Way. – on the tomb of Bette Davis, actress