Headstones commonly appear above graves. In most cases, a headstone includes general information including the deceased’s name, birth date and/or year, death date and/or year and a comment or verse about the dearly departed.Continue Reading
The verse or comment is usually the family’s or loved ones’ way of highlighting the life of the deceased.
When deciding what inscription should appear on a headstone, one should think about the life and personality of the deceased. This should help a survivor decide what kind of dedication or description is most appropriate. Headstone inscriptions often include life memories, personal quotes, Bible scriptures or poetry.
Life references usually refer to a specific role or duty the person held in life. For example, “Here lies a beloved mother” or “Here lies a teacher and lover of learning." Quotes can either be a reminder for loved ones of the deceased or a quote the deceased often employed directly. For example, “Live like you’re dying.” If the deceased or his family is religious, then a Bible scripture such as "Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.", John 3:15, may appear. Poetry can also provide a beautiful way to commemorate the life of a loved one.Learn more about Holidays & Celebrations