Symbols Found in Monument Carvings



Listed below are the meanings of the different flowers that may be used on your monument.


WILD ROSE - Symbol of love and the love of our Lord.
DOGWOOD - Symbol of regeneration, divine sacrifice and triumph of eternal life.
CULTIVATED ROSE - Symbol of heavenly love.
CALLA LILY - Majestic beauty, marriage.
LILY - Purity, innocence, virginity, heavenly bliss, our Lord's human nature.
POPPY - Fertility, sleep, rest, peace
GRAPE AND VINE - Symbol of our Lord and His followers, the church and unity.
PASSION FLOWER - Symbol of Christ, Christ's passion and death, redemption, crucifixion.
PANSY - Symbol of remembrance and meditation.
OAK LEAF - Because of its solidarity and endurance, the oak is the symbol of strength; of faith and virtue and of the Christian against adversity.
DAISY - The Christ's innocence, youth, the Sun of Righteousness.
THISTLE - Scotland, symbol of earthly sorrow and sin
LILY OF THE VALLEY - Symbol of the advent of Christ, purity and humility
TULIP - Symbol of charity and the declaration of love.
IRIS - Eloquence; a message; protection.
NARCISSUS - The triumph of divine love, sacrifice, and eternal life over death, selfishness and sin.
SHAMROCK - Symbol of the Trinity and Saint Patrick

THE CROSS - Symbol of Christ and His suffering for us. The cross can come in many different styles and shapes - each may have a different shade of symbolism.

You may also want to consider an emblem that is work related (medical field) or an organization such as the Rotary or Lion's club.


EPITAPHS

A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY LINGERS
A FRIEND TO MANY
IN GOD'S WILL IS OUR PEACE
ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS
ALWAYS KIND AND WILLING
BEYOND THE SUNSET
EVER REMEMBERED, EVER LOVED
FONDLY LOVED AND DEEPLY MOURNED
FOREVER AT PEACE
FOREVER WITH THE LORD
GENEROUS OF HEART, CONSTANT IN FAITH
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
KIND, LOVING AND FAITHFUL
KINDNESS IS ALWAYS REMEMBERED
LAUGHED OFTEN, LOVED MUCH
LIFE'S WORK WELL DONE
LIVED HER YEARS WITH CHARM AND GRACE
LORD, THANK YOU FOR A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
LOVE FOREVER
LOVES'S LAST GIFT, REMEMBRANCE
MAY HIS/HER SOUL REST IN PEACE
NO NIGHT CAN DARKEN THE SUNLIGHT OF YOUR MEMORY
OUR HOPE IS IN GOD
REMEMBERED WITH LOVE
REST IN PEACE
RESTING WHERE NO SHADOWS FALL
SACRED IS THE MEMORY OF (NAME)
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD, I SHALL NOT WANT
THE TASK ACCOMPLISHED, THE LONG DAY DONE
THEIR LOVE AND TENDERNESS TOUCHED OUR HEARTS
THEIR LOVE WILL LAST AN ETERNITY
THY WILL BE DONE
TO KNOW THEM/HIM/HER WAS TO LOVE THEM/HIM/HER
WE WORKED TOGETHER IN HAPPINESS, NOW WE REST TOGETHER IN PEACE
YOUR LOVE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
YOUR MEMORY IS A LIGHT TO GUIDE US
LIFE'S RACE WELL RUN, LIFE'S WORK WELL DONE, LIFE'S VICTORY WON
HIS/HER WORDS WERE KINDNESS, HIS/HER DEEDS WERE LOVE
A FRIEND TO MANY AND SADLY MISSED
LOVE FOREVER TRUE
GENEROUS OF SPIRIT AND A FRIEND TO MANY
A TENDER HEART AND GENEROUS SPIRIT
OF GENEROUS HEART...AND OF BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT
GENTLE OF HEART...FAITHFUL AND JUST
MODEST AND GENTLE OF HEART
THE HAPPINESS OF OTHERS WAS HIS/HER JOY
MY/OUR TRUST IS IN GOD
BELOVED (NAME), INSPIRATION AND COMPANION
HASTEN OH BLESSED HOUR OF REUNION
HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
WE WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS
CHILDREN ARE THE KEYS OF PARADISE
HE SHALL GATHER THE LAMBS WITHIN HIS ARMS
JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM
SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS
SO LITTLE, YET SO LOVED
SO SMALL, SO SWEET, SO SOON
OUR BABY IS IN HEAVEN
A GOOD AND KIND HEART IS THE BEST OF ALL QUALITIES
THE SPIRIT LIVES IN THE SHELTER OF GOD'S LOVE AND MERCY
YOUR PATIENT COURAGE IS A BELOVED MEMORY
REST IS THINE AND SWEET REMEMBRANCE OURS/MINE
WHAT WE KEEP IN MEMORY IS OURS UNCHANGED FOREVER
YOUR BELOVED MEMORY ENRICHES OUR LIVES
YOUR BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT LIFTED UP OUR HEARTS
TIME CANNOT STEAL THE TREASURES THAT WE CARRY IN OUR HEARTS
AND A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM
EARTH HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL
'TIL MEMORY FADES & LIFE DEPARTS, YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
ABIDING LOVE NEVER DIES
BELOVED ONE, FAREWELL
WE HAVE LOVED YOU IN LIFE. ..LET US NOT FORGET YOU IN DEATH
FOND MEMORIES LINGER EVERY DAY, REMEMBRANCE KEEPS YOU NEAR
IN OUR HEARTS WE KEEP SWEET MEMORIES
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD
AND I GIVE UNTO THEM ETERNAL REST
CHRIST IS MY HOPE
SHOW US, OH LORD, THY MERCY AND GRANT US THY SALVATION