50 Short Epitaph Examples

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Epitaph ExamplesAn epitaph is a short text commemorating a deceased person that is inscribed on a plaque or tombstone. Our 50 short epitaph examples will provide you with several simple sayings that can be engraved on any gravestone or other monument. They are often patterned with expressions of respect and love, such as “Beloved Mother of…” or “Forever In Our Hearts”.

Typically epitaphs are used figuratively and are a general saying used to commemorate the life of the person. You can see in the epitaph examples below that most are short, simple statements. However, the epitaph can also be in the form of a quote, poem, verse or other saying. The epitaph can also be specific to the deceased person. It can be words they spoke or chose beforehand, or can be a statement that describes the individual.

Choosing what to write can be incredibly difficult because it isn’t easy to summarize a loved one’s life in a few words. Furthermore, there is a limited amount of space available on a monument to engrave. It is because of these reasons why the epitaph examples below are short, general statement, like “Rest In Peace”.

The 50 short epitaph examples below will help you find the perfect saying for your loved one’s memorial. Use one example, or combine multiple examples, to create the perfect epitaph to remember your loved one.

50 Short Epitaph Examples

  1. A Friend In Deed
  2. A Love, True And Constant
  3. A Loving Husband (Wife) And Father (Mother)
  4. A Sharing, Caring Person
  5. A Special Kind Of Love
  6. A Woman (Man) Of Grace And Dignity
  7. Always A Gentleman (Lady)
  8. Always In Our Hearts
  9. An Inspiration To All Of Us
  10. An Unforgettable Person
  11. Asked For So Little But Gave So Very Much
  12. Because He (She) Cared
  13. Brave In Spirit, Strong In Love
  14. Constant Of Faith, Generous By Heart
  15. Devoted In Love
  16. Everybody’s Best Friend
  17. Faith, Hope And Courage
  18. Faithful Forever
  19. Forever Grateful And Faithful
  20. Forever In Our Hearts
  21. Forever Missed
  22. Gone But Never Forgotten
  23. He (She) Enriched Our Lives
  24. He (She) Inspired Us All
  25. He (She) Lived To Help Others
  26. He (She) Touched The Lives Of Many
  27. He (She) Will Never Be Forgotten
  28. In God’s Care
  29. In Loving Memory
  30. In Memoriam
  31. In One Of The Stars I Shall Be Living
  32. Life If Not Forever, Love Is
  33. Love Is A Light That Never Dims
  34. May His (Her) Light Guide You
  35. Mourn Not My Death, But Celebrate My Life
  36. My Lifetime Companion
  37. One Of A Kind
  38. Our Little Angel
  39. Our Love Is Eternal
  40. Rest In Peace
  41. Strong In Love, Brave In Spirit
  42. The Best Is Yet To Come
  43. Together Forever
  44. Until We Meet Again
  45. We Miss You
  46. We Remember How You Loved Us
  47. We’ll Be Together Again
  48. What We Keep In Memory, Is Ours Forever
  49. Wonderful Was Your Love For Us
  50. Your Light Will Shine Forever


The epitaph that you write may be based on a number of factors, such as the size of the monument and your budget. However, no matter what your requirements, you will want to create a heartfelt permanent monument for your loved one. Feel free to copy one of the short epitaph examples word-for-word, or use it as part of a large epitaph to create a beautiful monument that pays tribute to your loved one.


| Your Tribute Founder

Jason Ropchan is the Founder and CEO of Your Tribute, an online resource for Funeral and Grief information and products. He has more than 15 years experience in the funeral industry developing and marketing funeral technology. He has worked with thousands of funeral homes worldwide to help them provide online memo...