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Best Poems for Funerals: 4 Grandmother Funeral Poems

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Posted by | 20 August 2009 12 Comments

Choosing the best funeral poem is very personal. The best funeral poems are those that express personalgrandmother funeral poems feelings from the heart. When a poem relates to the emotions felt by a grieving family member and is believed to reflect the grandmother – grandchild relationship, then that poem is the best funeral poem to read at a funeral for Grandmother.

The reading of funeral poems during the funeral ceremony by grandchildren helps to address the emotional needs of the grieving. Poems for Grandmother read at a funeral help grieving grandchildren say good bye by expressing their love and appreciation of their grandmother, especially if they did not have the opportunity to be with her at the end. Funeral poems read in memory of Grandmother are also a way for family to share recognition and celebration of their loved one’s life.

In searching for the best poems for funerals, I found the following 4 funeral poems honoring Grandmothers. These poems are in addition to the already posted best poems for funerals we have shared over the past year.  These funeral poems express loving appreciation for the many important ways a Grandmother influences her grandchildren’s lives. (Funeral poetry for Grandmother can also be used as funeral poems for Mom.)

Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.
~ Author Unknown ~

We Had a Wonderful Grandmother

We had a wonderful grandmother,
One who never really grew old;
Her smile was made of sunshine,
And her heart was solid gold;

Her eyes were as bright as shining stars,
And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
We had a wonderful grandmother,
And that’ s the way it will always be.

But take heed, because
She’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
So let’s make sure
She will like what she sees.
~ Author Unknown ~

What Can You Say

What can you say
to someone who has always been one of
the most essential parts of your world;
Someone who took you by the hand
when you were little
and helped to show the way.

What do you say to someone
who stood by to help you grow,
providing love, strength, and support
so you could become the person
you are today?

What can you say to let her know
that she’s the best there is,
and that you hope you’ve inherited
some of her wisdom and her strength?

What words would you say
if you ever got the chance?
Maybe you’d just say,
I love you Grandmom,
and hope she understands…
~ Author Unknown ~

A Grandmother is…

A Grandmother is one of life’s best gifts,
Someone to treasure all life through,
She’s caring and loving,
Thoughtful and true,
Someone who is always a special part of your life,
Someone who holds a prime place in your heart,
She’s a mentor, a confidant and also a friend,
Someone on whose love you can depend.
A Grandmother always has your best interests at heart,
She’s someone so dear and so good,
She’s a blessing, she’s a gift,
She’s a treasure like no other,
She’s someone that is truly wonderful.
Wherever you go, and whatever you do,
A Grandmother’s love will always see you through,
A Grandmother is truly invaluable,
Indispensable and unforgettable.
I wouldn’t want anyone but you,
And that’s why I’m so grateful,
that life picked you for me.
~ Author Unknown ~


In Memory of the 3 MomMoms Our Family Has Lost in 2008 – 2009

  • MomMom Shaller
  • MomMom Johnson
  • MomMom Chevalier

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  • Nana
    Nana said:

    Celeste, I’m sorry for your loss. I find comfort in poems, too. Do you have a favorite poem that comforts you?

  • Celeste Ebel said:

    Thank you so much for these lovely poems. Each poem reminded me of my grandmother that passed away on the 11/10/2014. She was the most amazing person.

  • William said:

    These are all lovely poems, I have been asked to say a reading at my Granny’s funeral and it has given me good suggestions for what I would like to say.

    Thanks a lot

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  • Hayley said:

    Thank you so much, my Gran past away last night after a 10 year battle with emphasysema. These poems helped me know just what to say about my granny at her funeral.

  • Nana
    nana said:

    I am very sorry for your loss. It gives me pleasure knowing that NanasCorner has helped you. I’m interested in knowing which poem you chose.

  • Shyrl said:

    Thank you..I found the perfect poem for my grandmother passed this morning at the age of 97.

  • sophie said:

    thankyou for these poems, my great-grandmother passed away last week, and i have been looking for something to say in the funeral. i’m choosing the second one. thankyou very much. sophie.

  • angela said:

    thankyou for your help. my gran just died three days ago. she was 93, and i have been struggling to write something for her. these poems sum it up perfectly, and i thank u for helping me.

  • Lesley said:

    I was very fortunate to have my nanna in my life until I was 43. I love this web site and I hope that I can be a wonderful granny also.

  • sallyolds said:

    These poems are lovely. It’s sad to think about needing them, but when these times come how grateful we are to have something beautiful to help us express our feelings. Please accept my sympathy on your losses over these past two years.

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