The following are a number of funeral poems suitable for a grandmother, that express the special love and feelings for the one we hold so dear to our heart. There are also a number of funeral poems for a mother that can also be suitable, as well as a number of funeral quotes.
Or, if you cannot find anything that truly reflects the uniqueness of your loved one, we can create a custom personalized funeral poem just for your grandmother.
This reading is one of my favorites. It was shared at the Queen Mom's funeral. It is an ideal poem for a grandmother.
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
The cares of the world concern me no longer.
I have completed this life. My work is done, the children of my heart grown.
My family is well on their journey and happy and healthy in their pursuits…
I have loved much and well
To those I leave behind,
I hope I will remain in their hearts as they will in mine…
Thank you for taking such good care of me
And all of you who have been my friends, thank you for teaching me about life and about love.
Go in peace and in blessings for the day.
Remember me with smiles not tears,
For all the joy through all the years.
Recall the closeness that was ours,
A love as "sweet" as fragrant flowers.
Don't dwell on thoughts that cause you pain,
We'll see each other once again.
I am at peace...try to believe,
It was my time...I had to leave.
But "what a view", I have from here,
I see your face, I feel you near,
I follow you throughout the day,
You're not alone along the way.
And when god calls you...you will be ,
Right by my side...right here with me.
Till then, I'll wait by heaven's door,
We'll be united...evermore!
As our journey together ends
We will be at your side through
The long night vigil
We will walk with you through
The valley of lengthening shadows
Loving and comforting you.
But as your journey takes a turn
On the road we've never traveled
We must let you go
Than you for leaving us with memories to
Mend our broken hearts
Joy comes in the morning
Because now you are home.
While we honor all our mothers
With words of love and praise.
While we tell about their goodness
And their kind and loving ways.
We should also think of Grandma,
she's a mother too, you see....
For she mothered my dear mother
As my mother mother’d me.
- Author Unknown
To Grandmother With Love
A site visitor wrote in;
"I searched everywhere to find a poem that could express what i felt and nearly gave up hope until i found your site & the poem 'To Grandmother With Love' by Anon. It expressed my feelings perfectly. I added a couple of my own lines which i hope the author didnt mind. So thankyou so much for helping me with this important task of honouring my Grandma the most special person in my life at a time when i found it so difficult to find the words. Thank you im forever grateful."
I had an angel here beside me,
Sent to Earth to help and guide me,
An angel always there for me
Sent to love and care for me.
She did the things that angels should:
She taught me what was bad and good,
She gave me hope when no one cared,
She held my hand when I was scared,
She cheered me up when I was down
(She could make a smile from a frown),
She doctored me when I was sick,
And many another angel trick.
Today my angel earned her wings, Her halo, harp and other things.
But today I'm lost and all alone
For today God took my grandma home.
More Grandmother Funeral Poems;
They talk about a grandmother's sphere,
As though it had a limit;
There's not a place in earth or heaven,
There's not a task to mankind given,
There's not a blessing or a woe,
There's not a whisper, Yes or No,
There's not a life, or death, or birth,
That has a feather's weight of worth,
Without a grandmother in it.
Lives of great women all remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
-Adapted from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One of our site visitors, Debra Denise McKelvy of Azle, Texas, sent us this beautiful story and two poems she wrote about her grandmother.
"My Grandmother passed away December 30,2008, she was 85. I loved her so very much. A piece of myself has died as well.
I miss her and want to just hold her just one more time.Just tell her I loved her one more time. Just anything one more time.
I am not young, I am 48 and I just never wanted to let her go. She was kind and gentle and the sweetest lady. Her last few months we knew she was dying and we just got closer and closer.
Now I just want to see her things and hold them and just smell her scent. I don't want to forget.
I wrote these poems for her funeral and I would like to share them with the world of her last Day."
Angel Wings are upon us
To comfort and guide us
Holding Tight thru Nanny's flight
To be with all Gods children.
We long for a few more minutes or
even a few more seconds.
But Our Dear Lord and Savior says
"It's time to let her go. She will be in a better place.
Let her pain be little and her suffering be gone
for in heaven she will have none."
Goodbye Nanny we say, for be on your way.
We will meet you someday, up in heaven.
We love you and will miss you each and everyday
Until once again we meet that great day in heaven.
What a beautiful day it was when you went to those heavenly gates
No more pain and suffering.
We know you were eager and very happy to go.
The smile on your face and the peace you showed was priceless.
The lord came that morning to let us know he was here with open arms awaiting for your arrival.
All the family came that day to say the things we needed to let you know it was ok.
It was a blessing in so many ways.
We loved you and held your hand until it was time to go.
Oh... those moments went by so fast.
The expressions on your face when we spoke of seeing Poppa, Thelma, Wilma and Pat.
Especially seeing your Mother and Father once again were priceless.
We wanted to know if you wanted to go see Our Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
And celebrate New Years Day with those who you have missed for so many years.
And have the most glorious celebration and bringing in the New Year.
Oh! We said what a glorious gift that would be and even though your eyes were closed,
And you could not speak, that expression of shock and awe were all over your face.
Then we knew you were ready.
As the minutes passed and relief showed on your face, your breathing slowed and peace came over your face. We knew you had gone to those Heavenly Gates to the Grandest Celebration of all.