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Epitaphs for Children

Example and Sample Epitaphs and Inscriptions For Children and Infant Gravestones

Listed below are example epitaphs.  For help with writing an epitaph or to talk with us about ordering a monument, headstone, flat marker or memorial plaque for a child, call Kornick & Berliner Monument Company of Northern Chicago at 773-764-7600.

Example Epitaphs

  • Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven. (anonymous)
  • Children bring their own love with them when they come. (Jean Ingelow)
  • What would the world be to us if the children were no more? (Longfellow)
  • Oh, for boyhood's time of June, crowding years into one brief moon. (Whittier)
  • Sleep undisturbed within the peaceful shrine till angels wake thee with a note like thine. (Samuel Johnson)
  • No jewel is as perfect as the innocence of childhood. (anonymous)
  • Sleep, my little one, sleep. (Harrington)
  • Children are an heritage of the Lord. (Psalms 127: 3)
  • The child is the father of the man. (Wordsworth)
  • Little Boy Blue has gone away. (Field)
  • God's garden has need of little flowers. (anonymous)
  • Remembering a tiny angel. (anonymous)
  • Hush, my dear, be still and slumber; Jolly angels guard your bed. (Watts)
  • Lord, we give you our littlest angel. (anonymous)
  • Those that God loves do not live long
  • For such is the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • His was a man's courage.
  • Our littlest angel who went back to Heaven.
  • Called by one who loves him dearly.
  • Let thy child rest in hope and rise in glory.
  • Awaiting the touch of a little hand, and the smile of a little face. (E. Field)
  • Children are the keys of paradise. (R.H. Stoddard)
  • An angel visited the green earth, and took a flower away. (Longfellow)
  • Even the tiniest child leaves behind love that lasts forever.
  • If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever (Tennyson)
  • Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber. Holy Angels guard thy bed. Heavenly blessings without number gently falling on thy head.
  • So small, so sweet, so soon. (anonymous)

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