Leave a permanent memorial to your mother by writing a beautiful eulogy. Reading example eulogies for a mother is the best place to start before beginning to write your eulogy. Summarizing your mother’s life in a short speech will seem impossible. By reading examples you will see how a eulogy is typically written and what information is included. This will give you a better idea of what information you need to collect to write your mother’s eulogy.
Next, you should collect the information for the eulogy you are writing for your mother. Spend some time thinking about the memories you shared with your mother, including: what she taught you, what she enjoyed in life and why you will miss her. You can also speak to her friends and relatives to help gather information for the eulogy. They can help tell you more about your mother’s childhood, education, career, family and interests.
After you have collected the information you will need to turn it into a draft. The best eulogies for a mother are written and rewritten multiple times. Your first draft will contain too much information, spelling and grammar errors, but that is ok. Rewrite the eulogy a few times until you produce the final version. Read your final draft aloud to friends and family. Use any suggestions they may have and write the final copy of the eulogy.
Before giving the eulogy at the funeral you should practice it a few times. Do not worry about memorizing the eulogy; it is perfectly ok to have the speech at the funeral. Remember that friends and family in attendance will be happy to hear your eulogy about your mother and you should not stress about how well your speech is delivered. When reading the speech you should read slowly, make eye contact with the audience and pause often to catch your breath.
The example eulogies for a mother below will help inspire you to write a beautiful eulogy to your mother. For more help writing the eulogy, read our articles on writing eulogies.
Example Eulogies For A Mother
To Mother From Daughter:
My mother was a lovely woman. She embodied all of the attributes of a perfect mom. She was caring, thoughtful, hardworking, compassionate, loving and so much more. It was so difficult to think of all of the words that described my mother as a person and how much she meant to me. My mother was my idol and I looked up to her all of my life.
My mother was a homemaker her entire life. Many people don’t think of this as a job, but I can tell you that she worked harder than many women I know. My parent’s had a lot in common, especially the desire to have a big family. They got married in 1967 and had me, their first child, one year after getting married. They went on to have four more children, two boys and two girls.
My mother worked hard to raise her family and was always there for us when we needed her. She was up early to help get us ready for school, was there to drive us home, make dinner, help us with our homework and put us to bed. She made sure that we studied hard and were enrolled in a variety of activities, which she always took us to. When I was younger I wasn’t able to comprehend how much time and care she put into her family. Now that I have children of my own I can truly appreciate the amount of effort she put in to raising us and for this I will always be appreciative.
My mother taught me a lot of skills that I will always cherish, most of all how to be a loving mother. However, she also taught me about cooking and baking. When I was younger I loved to help my mother in the kitchen and even after I grew up, whenever I would visit home my mom and I would be in the kitchen cooking something. My mother never had any formal training, but I also told her she could write a cookbook. You would swear that she was a trained chef and all of our friends and family loved to dine at our house. My mom loved to entertain so it was win-win for everyone. My mother also learned to sew from her mother, because her mom made a lot of their clothes when she was a child. My mom taught me how to sew as well. Even though I don’t do it as much as I would like, I am glad that I know how and will teach my daughter one day.
I feel like I could stand up here all day speaking about my mother. She was an amazing woman who taught me a lot. The most important lessons were not verbal; they were in her actions. She always worked hard, never complained and was there when you needed her. She was my mother, but also my friend. I will miss her every day for as long as I live.
To Mother From Son:
My mother, Elizabeth, was a kind and generous person who passed away too young. She was a strong person and this strength shone through during her long fight with cancer. Even though she was in tremendous pain she always remained strong and never wanted attention focused on her disease. She wanted everyone to continue on with their lives and was more concerned with how we were doing and if we were happy. Click here to read the entire eulogy…
Reading the example eulogies for a mother above will help illustrate how a eulogy is written. Next, before you begin writing a eulogy for your mother we suggest that you read our articles on writing eulogies for some helpful tips and tricks.
Updated: June 22, 2012