Epitaphs & Words of Comfort

Mandan Memorial Can Help

The right words can make all the difference, during trying times and for all time. Perhaps it’s one of your loved one’s favorite prayer or Bible passage. Maybe it’s a line from a poem, wisdom they shared or sayings they used again and again. Whatever it might be, we want to help you say it in a way that will comfort you and your family while providing the perfect tribute. Here are some common words and epitaphs. If you don’t see something here that’s just right, our experienced staff will be happy to help. We’ll ask questions that guide you to the words or epitaph that capture the essence of your feelings for your loved one.


At Rest

Rest In Peace

In God’s Loving Care

We will meet again

In Loving Memory

Until We Meet Again

At Rest With The Lord

Gone but Not Forgotten
Blessed Be Their Memory

The Lord is My Shepard

Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit

Of such are the kingdom of heaven

Suffer little children to come unto me

What we keep in memory is ours forever

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

From the Bible

Whosoever Believeth in Him should not perish, but Have Eternal Life. – John 3:15

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. – Matthew 5:8

Thy remembrance shall endure unto all generations. – 102nd Psalm

He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life. – John 3:16

Sleep on now, and take your rest. – Matthew 26:45

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. – Matthew 5:4

…. Well done, thou good and faithful servant. – Matthew 25:21

Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his Friends. – John xv: 13

This is the Promise…the life everlasting. – 1st Epistle of John ii: 25

For a Child

Sleep, my little one, sleep. – Harrington

Children are a heritage of the Lord.

Remembering a tiny angel.

So small, so sweet, so soon.

Budded (or blossomed) on earth to bloom in Heaven.

Called by One who loves him dearly.

Let thy child rest in hope and rise in glory.

From the Classics

Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. – Moore

Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy. – Shakespeare

The end and the reward of toil is rest. – James Beattie

In His will is our peace. – Dante

Music, when soft voices dies, vibrates in the memory… – Shelley

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. – Wilde

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. – Moore

For a Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister

O, Lord I put her in thy hands.

She lives with us in memory and will for evermore.

May God grant you eternal rest, dear Mother.

She concealed her tears but shared her smiles.

God took her home, it was his will, but in our hearts she liveth still.

Her memory is enshrined in our hearts.

She served and kept the faith.

She would rather give than receive.

God called her from among us to a home of eternal rest.

Always loving, always loved.

To know her was to love her.

Her children arise up and call her blessed.

 For a Father, Husband, Son, Brother

No man is indispensable but some are irreplaceable.

His friendship was an inspiration, his love a blessing

He was beloved in life.

His greatest joy was in making others happy.

My pal on earth, God’s angel in Heaven.

A man greatly beloved.

To know him was to love him.

We loved him a lot but God loved him more

Verses from poems

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven, and bring you home again.

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.