Funeral Poems and Bible Verses for Grandmothers

Updated March 25, 2022
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Choosing the right funeral poetry for your grandmother can be an emotional task. Deciding on the most fitting words that capture her essence and commemorate her life is both healing and challenging. These original poems that honor extraordinary grandmas can help you find the perfect way to express what she meant to your family. You'll also find sentimental and comforting Bible verses that are glorious tributes to grandmothers.

Poetry for Grandmother's Funeral

Funeral poems are a traditional way to offer sentiments to mourners while speaking kindly of a grandmother. Many individuals use poetry to convey final thoughts and tell the deceased things they wish they would have said in person. These grandmother poems capture the different aspects of a Grandma's relationships and traits to fit with any matriarch's funeral.

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Remembering Grandmother

By Michele Meleen

Grandma, Gigi, Gam Gam,
Remember all her names.
A matriarch to our family,
Never selfish or vain.
Dear grandma, we remember your:
Mothering spirit,
Open heart, and
Tempting recipes.
Hugs and kisses will be missed, but
Everything about you will be
Remembered.

Grandma's Life Lessons

By Michele Meleen

Grandma's life lessons are simple
she's shown them through and through.
Grandma's life lessons are ample
and they're yours if you choose, too.

Lesson One: Love everyone.
Lesson Two: Love them true.
Lesson Three: Love them equally.

Lesson Four: Never close doors.
Lesson Five: Help them thrive.
Lesson Six: Always offer a fix.

If you follow Grandma's life lessons,
your life will be happy and sweet.
If you follow Grandma's life lessons,
your life will be fulfilling and complete.

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In Memory of Grandma

By Michele Meleen

Memories grow
and memories fade,
But memories of Grandma
never go away.

Her smile rests in mine,
her hands help me sew,
her love fills my heart,
her spirit runs through my soul.

In memory of Grandma,
the trunk of my tree,
I live my life as her legacy.

Short Poems to Honor the Death of a Grandma

Memorial poems for Grandma can be read at the funeral, gravesite, or during an annual memorial service. A short poem such as a haiku about your grandmother is great because it conveys a lot of emotion in a few words, so you can still get through it if you're crying as you read.

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Grandma My Guardian Angel

By Michele Meleen

Grandma, my angel
I know you'll guide me always
from Heaven above.

Lasting Legacy

By Saleema Lookman

Even though you're gone
I see you in my children
Your legacy lives.

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Full of Life

By Saleema Lookman

You weren't like other grandmothers
Who let their age impact their way of life.
You continued doing the things you loved
Until the very end.
Always active,
Always vibrant,
And always ready to bring a smile to my face.
Grandma, your full life touched so many.
You will never be forgotten.

Longer Tribute Poems for a Late Grandmother

A long poem that's fitting for all ages and ties in thoughts of heaven may be perfect for a religious funeral. However, funeral poems for grandmas don't have to be religious and can touch on the specific ways that grandmothers support and guide their families. Consider your grandma's character when choosing the perfect poem to represent her. If she was known for her sense of humor, even a funny poem can be appropriate.

All Grandmas Go to Heaven

By Michele Meleen

Do all grandmas go to Heaven?
or is it reserved just for you?
Does every other grandmother
do the things you do?
Is every other grandmother
a strong, loving, faithful woman too?

If Heaven is reserved
for those who deserve,
surely that's where you are now.

If God gives his love
both below and above
to those who have given a vow,
surely that's where you are now.

I believe all grandmas go to Heaven
you're settled among them today.
All grandmas must go to Heaven
because grandmas always see the way.

Dear Grandmother, From Your Grandchildren

By Michele Meleen

Dear Grandmother,
Thank you for all the love you gave,
that unconditional, unwavering kind.
You showed us how to put family first
and give more than receive.

We will do our best to mimic
the family bond you
created,
strengthened,
tended to.

Dear Grandmother,
from your grandchildren
there's only one gift we can give.
We'll live by your example
as we create our own family trees.
We'll embody all that is a grandmother
because that's the ultimate love.

Grandma's Not Old Anymore

By Michele Meleen

Grandma's not old anymore,
her wrinkles have all gone away.
Her joints are all working
and her hair is no longer gray.

When grandmothers die,
they instantly age down
back to a little princess
complete with a crown.

This may not be the picture
of death that you see,
but Grandma gave me her sense of humor
so it's what I choose to believe.

Bible Verses for a Grandmother's Funeral

If your family and grandmother have strong ties to religion, use religious verses or scriptures in place of or in addition to poems. Bible verses read like poems and carry inspirational messages. Look for Bible verses your grandma loved, or choose one that speaks to her personality.

2 Timothy 1:5: Connections Through Faith

There aren't many Bible verses that speak specifically to grandmothers, but 2 Timothy 1:5 is one that does. The verse shares " a faith that first dwelt in your grandmother," and continues, "I am sure dwells in you as well." It connects grandchildren and grandparents through faith.

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Titus 2:1-5: Grandmothers As Examples

Another verse that speaks directly of grandmas is Titus 2:1-5. Part of the verse says, "Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine," to state how grandmothers serve as an example for their family members.

Proverbs: Grandparent Crowns

In the English Standard Version of the Bible, Proverbs 16:31 starts "Gray hair is a crown of glory." When you pair this verse with Proverbs 17:6 which says "Grandchildren are the crown of the aged," you get a beautiful speech about how grandmas are queens in their own families.

Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd

Many of the sentiments written about God in Psalm 23 are fitting for grandmothers because they take on similar caretaking roles. Lines like "for His name's sake" and "you prepare a table before me" relate to your familial ties and family meals shared with your grandmother. They also assert that she will now be taken care of by the Lord.

Psalm 100: His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

The love of a grandmother feels unconditional and unending, just like the love of God. Part of Psalm 100 reads, "we are His people, and the sheep of his pasture," which also represents how family members feel about their matriarch. The verse ends with the line, "and His faithfulness to all generations," which encourages all of a grandmother's kin to keep her faith.

Examples of Funeral Poetry for Grandmas

Beautiful poems about grandmothers that are written for other occasions like birthdays and holidays can also be used as funeral tributes. Whether you're preparing a eulogy for a grandma or putting together funeral programs, poems about these amazing women are easy to find.

Honor Grandma With Beautiful Words

Selecting funeral poetry for your grandmother can be an emotional and cathartic experience. Different kinds of poems for funeral tributes set different tones and convey various messages. Look for the type of poem and subject matter that will best suit your special Grandma.

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