75 Funeral Messages to Help Your Loved Ones Cope with Grief

75 Funeral Messages to Help Your Loved Ones Cope with Grief
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Tripboba.com - Losing someone we love from our side is such grief that nobody in this world wants to feel. However, it just happens in no time, without asking for permission.

After all, everything is temporary, and we shall not be drowning in sorrows since life must go on.

If you are in the situation of losing someone you love or people close to you are grieving, Tripboba has gathered up to 75 funeral messages that may help overcome the grief and loss.

Funeral flower messages

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  • “In loving memory”
  • “Forever in our thoughts"
  • “Rest in peace”
  • “Loved and remembered”
  • “Gone but never forgotten”
  • “With love and fond memories”
  • “Always in my / our heart(s)”
  • “Sleep peacefully”
  • “You will be dearly missed”
  • “May you rest in peace in God’s heaven”
  • “In God’s arms may you gently rest.”
  • “Treasured memories”
  • “May you rest in peace”
  • “Sorry for your loss”
  • “With deepest sympathy”

Sympathy and funeral flower card messages

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  • “We want you to know that we are here for you if you need anything.”
  • “With heartfelt condolences.”
  • “Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time.”
  • “Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.”
  • “With deepest sympathy as you remember [name].”
  • “Holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are doing okay.”
  • “We are so sorry for your loss.”
  • “Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.”
  • “Thinking of you in these difficult times.”
  • “Our hearts go out to you and your family.”
  • “My deepest sympathy for your loss.”
  • “Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss.”
  • “My heart goes out to you and your family.”
  • “Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort.” 
  • “Sharing in your sadness as you remember your lost loved one.”

Funeral condolences messages

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  • “I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.”
  • “Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your _________. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.”
  • “May fond memories of your ________ bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.”
  • “I/We am/are truly sorry to hear of the loss of (Name). Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his/her soul to Heaven.”
  • “Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we/I feel for the passing of (Name), but please accept our/my condolences and we/I will be sure to include him/her in our daily prayers.”
  • “We are sorry for your loss. (Name), was such a great person, (He/She) will live on in our memories forever. My heartfelt condolences.”
  • “Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your ________. Please accept my condolences.”
  • “It was with great sadness that we learned of (Name)’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.”
  • “In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.”
  • “I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.”
  • “I am honored and blessed to have known your ________. He/she was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him/her. My condolences.”
  • “Now, the angels rejoice as a good soul has finally made its way home! My sincere sympathy to you and your family.”
  • “Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. My heartfelt condolences.”
  • “Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind. My condolences.”
  • “May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this unfortunate time. My most sincere condolences.”

Funeral messages and quotes

Funeral messages for unbelievers

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  • "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." ~ Leo Buscaglia
  • "The song is ended, but the melody lingers on." ~ Irving Berlin
  • "Think of him still as the same, I say, He is not dead, he is just - away." ~ James Whitcomb Riley
  • "In one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond departure. You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you. He/She lives on in your life and in the lives of all others that knew him/her." ~ Angelo Patri
  • "Nothing you love is lost. Not really. Things, people—they always go away, sooner or later. You can’t hold them, any more than you can hold moonlight. But if they’ve touched you, if they’re inside you, then they’re still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones you hold inside your heart." ~ Bruce Coville
  • "Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "Words cannot ease the pain you are feeling right now But just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you And praying for your pain to ease And for you to find sunshine when the dark clouds have passed." ~ Margaret Jones
  • "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." ~ Helen Keller
  • "Those we love don't go away, they sit beside us every day." ~ Liane Moriarty
  • "But the world moves on, even when you don’t want it to, even when change feels like the end of everything. It never stops. That’s harsh and magical and somewhat comforting because nothing is immutable, however much we want it to be. Moments cannot be caught like fossils in amber, ever- perfect,ever-beautiful. They go dark and raw, full of shadows, leaving you with the memories. And the world moves on." ~ Ann Aguirre
  • "May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought... For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side. When memory paints in colors true, the happy hours that belonged to you." ~ Helen Steiner Rice
  • "Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight." ~ Rossiter W. Raymond
  • "We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind." ~ William Wordsworth
  • "There is no death, only a change of worlds." ~ Chief Seattle
  • "The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering." ~ Ben Okri

Funeral messages for believers (Christian funeral messages and quotes)

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  • "The persons you long for, who have gone to heaven before you, will be waiting for you when you die. They will be ready to comfort you and escort you to heaven." ~ Howard Storm
  • "...when I was angry at God because I couldn't go to my son, hold him, and comfort him, God's son was holding my son in his lap." ~ Todd Burpo
  • "There is a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance." ~ Solomon
  • “‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4
  • “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
  • “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
  • “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
  • “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
  • “After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
  • "God's finger touched him, and he slept." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • "In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing." ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
  • "A human life is a story told by God." ~ Hans Christian Andersen
  • "Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains." ~ Khalil Gibran
  • "For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity." ~ William Penn
  • "And with the morn those angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost awhile." ~ John Henry Newman


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