4 of the Best Funeral Poems for Special Grandma [Why?]

///4 of the Best Funeral Poems for Special Grandma [Why?]

4 of the Best Funeral Poems for Special Grandma [Why?]

Best funeral poems for a special Grandma are poems that reach out and touch you when they connect the emotions you feel as you grieve your loss.

You had a special grandma relationship. Choosing the best funeral poems for your special Grandma is a very personal task that is especially difficult at a time filled with deep sadness. If you’d like to write your own after reading the 4 funeral poems for a special grandma below, read Funeral Poems for Grandma | How to Write.

What Are The Best Funeral Poems for a Special Grandma?

The 4 poems for Grandma that follow below were chosen for three loving and deeply missed Grandmas that passed away within a short time of one another. Each special grandma was affectionately called MomMom by those who loved her. The poems were chosen among many because they are good examples of how a funeral poem can express personal feelings from the heart.

When a poem relates to the emotions felt by grieving grandchildren and is believed to reflect the special grandma – grandchildren relationship, then that poem is the best funeral poem to read at Grandma’s funeral or share in some form with others.

This, I hope, answers the question, “Why?”.

The reading of funeral poems for a special Grandma may help grieving grandchildren say good bye by expressing their love and appreciation, especially if they did not have the opportunity to be with her at the end.

4 Funeral Poems for a Special Grandma

The following funeral poems for a special grandma express loving appreciation for the many important ways a Grandma influences her grandchildren’s lives. Feel free to change them in ways that create personal funeral poems for your special Grandma. By doing so, they will be the best funeral poems for Grandma. Those you share the poems with will know why you chose them as the best funeral poems.

Funeral Poem for Grandma #1

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 ~

Funeral Poem for Grandma #2

We Had a Wonderful Grandma

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 ~

Funeral Poem for Grandma #3

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 Grandma,
and hope she understands…

~ Author Unknown ~

Funeral Poem for Grandma #4

A Grandma is…

A Grandma 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 Grandma 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 Grandma’s love will always see you through,
A Grandma 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 Lost in 2008 – 2009

  • MomMom Shaller
  • MomMom Johnson
  • MomMom Chevalier

About the Author:

Jersey Shore Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy...loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, blogging...and retirement.


  1. Crouch 2017/03/10 at 8:42 pm

    Hi am having trouble with my sisters who are saying they don’t want my grandson to say a poem at his grannys funeral but he really so much wants to he has looked up and found what he wants to say but my sisters still say no they don’t want him to he is a very confident boy and has very strong feelings for his granny how can I tell him he can’t do it it will break his heart

  2. Nana 2016/03/12 at 9:31 pm

    Lena, I’m glad you found poems you could use for your grandmother’s funeral. I apologize for my late response.

  3. Nana 2016/03/12 at 9:29 pm

    LaTeshia, I’m sorry for your loss. I’m glad that the poems you found on Nana’s Corner could help you with your grieving.

  4. Nana 2016/03/12 at 9:20 pm

    Mary, thank you for taking the time to comment!

  5. mary 2016/03/11 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you..love them all

  6. LaTeshia 2016/01/26 at 9:21 pm

    i recently lost my grandmother and all three poems reminds me of her thank you writing these nuce poems to make my day be better with less crying

  7. Lena 2016/01/21 at 10:29 am

    Thank you for these wonderful poems. I am going to read out at my Grandma’s funeral on 22 January 2016 – ‘We had a Wonderful Grandma’

  8. Nana 2015/12/31 at 12:24 pm

    Jess, I’m sorry for you loss. Sunday may give you the closure you need, and with your family, the support and comfort, too. By remembering what your Nana brought to your life, you can celebrate hers.

  9. Jess 2015/12/29 at 11:30 am

    These poems are beautiful. I lost my nana a couple of months ago but don’t seem to be dealing with it well. She was such a strong amazing women. The family is getting together on Sunday to finally spread her ashes but I’m not sure I’m ready.

  10. Unknown 2015/09/07 at 1:03 am

    What can you say is a poem that really touched me. My grandmother passed away and it’s been very hard to deal with. This poem is how I feel and I couldn’t have said it better. Thank you for that.

  11. Nana 2014/10/13 at 7:35 pm

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

  12. Celeste Ebel 2014/10/12 at 2:45 pm

    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.

  13. William 2012/04/02 at 7:36 am

    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

  14. JULIANNA 2012/02/09 at 10:20 pm



  15. Hayley 2011/11/14 at 8:15 am

    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.

  16. nana 2010/05/06 at 4:10 pm

    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.

  17. Shyrl 2010/05/06 at 1:07 pm

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

  18. sophie 2010/03/22 at 11:43 am

    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.

  19. angela 2010/02/17 at 1:35 am

    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.

  20. Lesley 2009/10/09 at 1:15 am

    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.

  21. sallyolds 2009/08/26 at 8:47 am

    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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