If your mom has recently passed away, reading sample eulogies for mom will help you write a heartfelt eulogy to the one you love. A eulogy is a speech given by a friend or family member at a funeral or memorial service that pays tribute to the deceased. A eulogy provides those attending the funeral with stories and memories that made that person special to the speaker. Writing and reading a eulogy to your mom will hopefully help provide some closure to the death.
The sample eulogies for mom below should be used as a guide/template for writing your eulogy. The best eulogies are written from the heart and include personal stories and memories. Feel free to use the sample eulogies below however you like; you may copy words or complete phrases. Remember that these are samples and you will want the eulogy written in your own style, with your thoughts, emotions and stories about the loved ones.
Sample Eulogies For Mom
Eulogy 1 (To mom from daughter):
I would like to begin by thanking everyone in attendance today. Thank you for being here to pay your respects to mom. Thank you for your friendship and love that you gave her over the years.
My mom was a kind-hearted, compassionate and caring woman. She loved her friends and family more than anything in this world. This caring nature was evident at an early age. My mom grew up in a large family with 7 brothers and sisters. Being the oldest, she helped her mother raise a lot of the children. When she finished high school she left home to attend university. However, her plans at getting a teaching degree changed quickly. In her first year of school she met Frank and the two of them fell in love. They quickly married a year later and started a family. My mom had always wanted a big family and decided it would be best to drop out of university and be a homemaker.
My mom was never upset with her decision to leave university. In fact, she always thought of it as one of the best decisions she ever made. She had five children and loved being at home with them. This was a blessing to us because we were fortunate to have a loving mom at home looking after us.
My mom was such an outgoing person and as a result had numerous friends. She loved entertaining and often had dinner parties and weekend garden parties. She was always willing to help her friends with their kids or any other task they needed.
Gardening was another passion of hers and she had one of the most extensive organic herb and vegetable gardens I have ever seen. We were spoiled growing up because my mom made the most amazing meals with the fresh vegetables from her garden.
I am sad that my mom is gone, but am happy to know that she lived such a long fulfilling life. While my mom is not here in the flesh, I know that she is here in spirit. My mom taught me so much and made me the person I am today. I know that her kind heart and spirit had the same impact on many of you here today. I know that my mom’s spirit lives on in all of us. Mom, I love you and will miss you.
Eulogy 2 (To mom from son):
For those hear who do not know me, my name is Harry and I am Mary’s only son. Writing this eulogy to my mom was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but it was very important to me say some words to honor my mom.
My mom was a very patient and kindhearted woman. She cared greatly for every soul on earth – her friends, family, students and pets. It was so important to her that everyone around her was happy and loved.
My mom was a high school teacher and impacted the life of thousands of kids. She taught at the same school for more than 30 years and loved every minute of it. Her passion for education and teaching was the same from her first day teaching until her last. She was one of the favorite teachers at her high school and many of her former students kept in touch with her over the years.
My mom chose to be a teacher, not only for her passion for education, but also because of her love for her family. Being a teacher gave her the summer and other holidays off to spend with her husband and children. It meant a lot to us that she was around to take us to swimming lessons, watch our softball games, or help us with our homework. We also took family holidays tice per year, which made my brother and I closer with each other and our parents.
My mom also loved animals and was always rescuing cats and dogs from the animal shelter. There were always 3 or 4 pets at our house at one time. My mom also volunteered at the shelter and helped care for the pets that were brought in and helped find them loving homes.
There was a lot of love in my mom’s life. Even though she is gone now I know that her legacy will live on in all of us. She was an incredible teacher and mother who inspired everyone who knew her. Mom, your memory will live on in all of our hearts forever.
Updated: May 24, 2012