30 Heartfelt Funeral Poems for Mom: Find Comfort After Losing a Mother

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When a mother passes away, it can be one of the most devastating experiences a person can go through. The loss of a mother can leave an indelible imprint on a person’s heart and soul. As you grieve for the loss of your mom, you can find solace in heartfelt funeral poems for mom. These touching poems can help provide comfort and give you the strength to cope with your loss. Here are some of the best funeral poems for mom that you can use for a funeral service, celebration of life, tribute, eulogy, obituary, memorial service, or any other way you say goodbye. 

Heartfelt Funeral Poems for Mom

As you say goodbye to a beloved mother, you are likely feeling a wide range of emotions. Nothing can truly prepare you for the loss of a parent, and many find comfort in expressing those emotions through heartfelt funeral poems. Writing or reading a poem in your mother’s honor can help you remember the special moments you shared and the wonderful things she did in her life.

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Wonderful Mother

God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine.
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me.

By Patrick O’Reilly
Irish Funeral Prayer

You can only have one mother
Patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.

When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.

As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.

Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.
The Magic of a Mother’s Touch

There’s magic in a Mother’s touch,
and sunshine in her smile.
There’s love in everything she does
to make our lives worthwhile.
We can find both hope and courage
Just by looking in her eyes.
Her laughter is a source of joy,
her works are warm and wise.
There is a kindness and compassion
to be found in her embrace,
and we see the light of heaven
shining from a Mother’s face.

Author Unknow
The Broken Chain

We little knew that day 
that God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly; 
in death, we do the same

It broke our hearts to lose you, 
you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you, 
the day God called you home

You left us peaceful memories, 
your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, 
you are always at our side

Our family chain is broken, 
and nothing seems the same, 
But as God calls us one by one, 
the chain will link again.

Author Unknown
All That Was Her

Where’s she gone, the one we knew,
The one we knew and loved,
Who knew us all and loved us all –
Where now is all that love?

Where now her smile? Where now her frown?
Her bright, resounding laugh?
Ah, all are gone, by time undone;
All that was her is past.

Down the stream we drifted,
And saw her on the shore;
Around a bend we drifted,
And saw her then no more.

And yet still she stands there
Still stands beside the shore.

By Oliver Wright
Your Mother Is Always With You

She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.
She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, 
flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself.
She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well.
She’s your breath in the air on a cold winters’ day.
She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow.
She is Christmas morning.
Your mother lives inside your laughter.
She’s the place you come from, your first home.
She’s the map you follow with every step you take.
She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy.
But nothing on Earth can separate you.
Not time.
Not space.
Not even death.

By Deborah Culver
If Roses Grow in Heaven

If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
but there’s an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

By Dolores M. Garcia

Remembering your Beloved Mother

It is a sad moment when we must say goodbye to our beloved mother. At her funeral, we remember her with sorrow, but also with gratitude for the life she gave us and the love she shared with us. To honor and remember her, we can recite poems of loss, remembrance, and appreciation. The following are some poems that can be used to say goodbye to the remarkable woman who nurtured us and loved us unconditionally.

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If I Should Go

If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone
Nor when I’m gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known
Weep if you must
Parting is hell
But life goes on,
So sing as well.

By Joyce Grenfell
What is a Mom?

A mom 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 confident and also a friend,
Someone on whose love you can depend.
A mom 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 mom’s love will always see you through,
A mom 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

We had a wonderful mother,
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 mother,
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
Remembering Mom

Our hearts are filled with memories, our eyes are full of tears.
Our lives are filled with missing you, each day throughout the years.
We pray you found the peace in death you couldn’t find on earth.
We hope we became the people you prayed for at our birth.
Each Mother's Day your love lives on, in our hearts & minds.
Each and every day our love goes on, for it’s the tie that binds.
Your inspiration led us on, pursuing happiness.

by Lesley Woodrow Gibson

I cannot say and I will not say
That she is dead, she is just away.

With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
She has wandered into an unknown land;

And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since she lingers there.

And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-

Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here

Think of her still the same way, I say;
She is not dead, she is just away.

By James Whitcomb Riley
In Memory of My Mother

You were a precious gift from God above,
so much beauty, grace and love.
You touched our hearts in so many ways,
your smile so bright even on the bad days.
You heard God’s whisper calling you home,
you didn’t want to go and leave us alone.
You loved us so much, you held on tight,
till all the stregnth was gone and you could no longer fight.
He had called your name twice before,
you knew you couldn’t make him wait anymore.
So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away,
knowing that with our love we will be together again some day.

By Mary Estelle
My Mother, My Friend

Mom, I wasn’t prepared for you to pass so soon,
There was so much more I had hoped we’d do.

I wanted to thank you for loving me again and again,
From the day I was born, I always knew my best friend.

No matter how many times I said, “You don’t know what it’s like.”
You knew what I needed to hear and would always be right.

Now you’re gone, I wish I had listened more and talked less,
I would have handled things better, with much less stress.

By J. Allen Shaw

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Beautiful Child and Mother Poems 

One way to commemorate your mother’s life is by incorporating a child and mother poem into the service. These can be powerful and meaningful, and they can provide comfort to you and those in attendance. Here are some beautiful child and mother poems that you can use to honor and remember your beloved mother.

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An Irish Blessing for Mom

There is but one and only one,
Whose love will fail you never.
One who lives from sun to sun,
With constant fond endeavor.

There is but one and only one.
On earth there is no other.
In heaven a noble work was done
When God gave us a Mother.
My Mother Kept A Garden

My Mother kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
She planted all the good things,
That gave my life it’s start.

She turned me to the sunshine,
And encouraged me to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.

And when the winds and rains came,
She protected me enough;
But not too much, she knew I’d need
To stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example,
Always taught me right from wrong;
Markers for my pathway
To last my whole life long.

I am my Mother’s garden,
I am her legacy.
And I hope today she feels the love,
Reflected back from me.

Author Unknown
You Were There

You were there when we took our first steps,
And went unsteadily across the floor.
You pushed and prodded: encouraged and guided,
Until our steps took us out the door…
You worry now “Are they ok?”
Is there more you could have done?
As we walk the paths of our unknown
You wonder “Where have my children gone?”
Where we are is where you have led us,
With your special love you showed us a way,
To believe in ourselves and the decisions we make.
Taking on the challenge of life day-to-day.
And where we go you can be sure,
In spirit you shall never be alone.
For where you are is what matters most to us,
Because to us that will always be home…

Author Unknown
Child and Mother

O mother-my-love, if you’ll give me your hand,
And go where I ask you to wander,
I will lead you away to a beautiful land,–
The Dreamland that’s waiting out yonder.
We’ll walk in a sweet posie-garden out there,
Where moonlight and starlight are streaming,
And the flowers and the birds are filling the air
With the fragrance and music of dreaming.

There’ll be no little tired-out boy to undress,
No questions or cares to perplex you,
There’ll be no little bruises or bumps to caress,
Nor patching of stockings to vex you;
For I’ll rock you away on a silver-dew stream
And sing you asleep when you’re weary,
And no one shall know of our beautiful dream
But you and your own little dearie.

And when I am tired I’ll nestle my head
In the bosom that’s soothed me so often,
And the wide-awake stars shall sing, in my stead,
A song which our dreaming shall soften.
So, Mother-my-Love, let me take your dear hand,
And away through the starlight we’ll wander,–
Away through the mist to the beautiful land,–
The Dreamland that’s waiting out yonder.

By Eugene Field
In Remembrance

You gave me life
To live as I please,
You gave me love and
Support to follow my dreams.
Your beauty lives
Forever deep in my soul,
The memory of your love
Fills my heart
And I am never alone.

By Christine Currah

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Short Quotes for Your Wonderful Mother

Finding the right words to honor your mother at her funeral is hard. We know how difficult it can be to express your sorrow and love in a way that truly conveys the significance of her life and how much she meant to you. To help you out, we’ve gathered some of the best and most meaningful quotes to share at your mother’s funeral.

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“To the world, you were one person, but to me, you were the world.” - Unknown
“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” - J.K Rowling
“Everything I am you helped me to be” — Unknown
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever” — Unknown
“Mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible” — Marion C. Garretty
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother” — Oprah Winfrey
“My mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart — a heart so large that everybody’s joys found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation.” - Mark Twain
“Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture, dignity and love.” - John Milton
“You left me a million little gifts, scattered everywhere throughout my life.” - Unknown

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May these Poems Bring you Peace

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The death of a mother is a loss that cannot be replaced. No matter how much time passes, the pain and sorrow will still be there. It is important to take the time to mourn her loss and to remember all the wonderful memories shared together. These heartfelt funeral poems for Mom provide comfort in knowing that her love and legacy will never be forgotten. May these words of solace help to ease the pain and bring a sense of peace and comfort to those grieving the loss of their mother.

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