Grandmother Death Poem

My grandmother meant the world to me. Her death has been the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with. The life lessons she passed on has helped me become the person I've become

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My great-grandmother lived to be 101. She was a beautiful, wise, and strong woman. Up until July 2017, she was still living in her own home and cooking full meals. She more or less raised me...

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My Darling Grandma

© more by Margaret

Published by Family Friend Poems May 2009 with permission of the Author.

A woman of extreme strength, courage and love,
Who was beautiful, soft and now peaceful and free as a dove.
Someone on who our admiration was built around,
For her womanhood, wife, friend and grandmother since she was brought into this ground.

My Darling Grandma, we will forever hold in our hearts in which we have truly learned the most from,
Your strength as a wonderful mother to our mothers and fathers,
And which we hope to gain in raising your great grandsons and great granddaughters.

My darling grandma, we will always respect all you went through in your hardships and distinguished ways,
Your ability to hold yourself with such dignity and pride in all your days,
Your beauty shines in us all who were lucky to be part of your devoted family,
We will carry you in our eyes, minds, and hearts in which we have a remedy,

My Darling Grandma, that is to hold you close by all you have taught us to do,
And to remember the beautiful women we owe our lives to,
For giving us life to blessing us with her strong inner spirit of courage,
Her unconditional love and her sensual laughter,
For being such a person in who will always and have always
held deep in our hearts now and here after.

My Darling Grandma, You are taking a little part of us with you as you follow your angels who will guide you to your
precious place,
May you look down on us with pride on what you brought
into this world with your guidance in which you are now
truly our angel of grace.

My Darling Grandma, as you enter your new heavenly home,
may you rest in peace for which you truly deserve,
For you will be truly missed and remembered for your love and honor in which we will preserve.
We love you always and forever and may God be with you.


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  • Alamienyeseigha Konboye by Alamienyeseigha Konboye
  • 3 years ago

My lovely grandma! You were like a shepherd to me who always used to direct, counsel, and provide as much as I needed in life. Your chastisement and encouraging words have made me to be the person I am. You taught me how to care. You knew what life was about. No one left her house with an empty belly. You were more than a grandma to me. With tearful eyes we watched and saw you pass away.

  • Emily Moorhouse by Emily Moorhouse
  • 5 months ago

I just lost my grandma 17 of December 2023. I recently just had her funeral on 4 of January 2024 this year, I read this poem at her funeral she is with my Granddad and my Auntie and my Grandpa and my nana now.

  • Rendani by Rendani
  • 3 years ago

I've just lost my grandmom the day before yesterday. She was one of a kind. A happy soul, always had an interesting answer to every question, she was bold and beautiful. The bad part about her passing away is that I've started feeling a bit bad that lately I didn't spend much time with her even when I can. Deep down in my heart I know she loved me and I loved her more. Although she was a firm woman, she protected my skin on many occasions. And most importantly through our conversation I learned a lot from her. I learned that where there are two people of any age gap (educated or not educated) there's a learning opportunity!!!

  • Ruqayyah Muhammad by Ruqayyah Muhammad
  • 4 years ago

My beautiful granny passed away last week. She was the most generous person I've ever seen, a woman of integrity, loving, and kindhearted.

  • James Kyere Dodoo by James Kyere Dodoo
  • 5 years ago

I just lost my grandmother today. I was born on a Sunday, which means she died on the day I was born. I really loved her so much! I just wish she saw me get married and have kids.

  • Hlonela by Hlonela
  • 5 years ago

I was only 16 years old when my granny passed away. It was the hardest thing I had to deal with, and I'm still dealing with this each and every day. My granny was full of life and easy to talk to. I miss her pure love. I still can't believe I will never see her again. I hope she's always looking down on me from heaven.

  • Heather R Hawkins by Heather R Hawkins
  • 6 years ago

My great-grandmother lived to be 101. She was a beautiful, wise, and strong woman. Up until July 2017, she was still living in her own home and cooking full meals. She more or less raised me from the day I was born because my mom had to work. When I was 15 I moved in with her full time. That woman did everything for me. In 2008 she bought me a mobile home to live in. Her love for me had no boundaries. She used to mail me letters when we lived in different towns, and they always had a stamp in them to mail her one back. I am 36 years old now and she has been gone since December 29th, only a month and a few days shy of her 102nd birthday. I feel like a lost little girl. I miss her so badly. All I can say is cherish your loved ones because they won't be here forever. Her last words to me were, "Call me again in a week." I am sad that she died before I was able to.

  • Diana Miller by Diana Miller
  • 6 years ago

I really feel for you, as my grandmom was MORE of a mother to me than my OWN Mother! She passed 10/26/1980. I know how badly it hurts. Just please know that we would never be the women we are today if NOT for our beloved grandmoms! They were TRULY a gift from God!

  • Gloria Mahaga by Gloria Mahaga
  • 6 years ago

My grandmother passed away February 25, 2015. My life has been so messed up and full of tears, for she was more of a mother since I was toddler until my first graduation. Unfortunately, she never lived to see her first efforts in my success journey. If I can go back in time, she would be here today. My grandmother was my heart and my angel. I am the luckiest gal. Today I'll conquer the world with you watching me from above. I owe my success to God and you, Grandy. Smile from heaven. I miss you every day of my life.

  • Shikher Gupta by Shikher Gupta
  • 6 years ago

My grandmother passed away yesterday. I am still in shock. She meant world to me. Whenever she held my hand I would forget all of my problems. She used to treat me as her little baby. I remember her walking to temple in the morning to her falling sick. Even when she got sick and when she was on her death bed she asked if I was okay. I still cannot believe this. We used to spend very much time together. Now that she is gone I cannot believe that she will never be there to hold my hand again and to address me as her little baby. She was the most beautiful lady in world. When she was fit she used to feed me from her hands and bathe me. She had a short height but a heart with the biggest size. I don't know how much time I will take to mourn her, but I know two things: she won't come back, and I will never forget her from my heart. She not only loved me but also loved her 8 grandchildren. But I was so lucky that I was able to spend my youth with her. Her only legacy is what she taught me, and she always remained happy.

  • Carolyn Harris by Carolyn Harris
  • 5 years ago

My grandma's birthday is today, April 1. She passed away last month, March 1, 30 days from turning 102. My grandma was my everything to me. She was wise and such a beautiful person and still made me laugh. I miss her so much, but I know her children, husband and some grandchildren and great-grandchildren that were called home before her are truly rejoicing. I live in VA and she resided in NC, but it was nothing for me to hit 95S. I was always excited because I knew I was going to see her. To take that ride knowing she isn't there? Well that's going to take a while. I will take what she taught me and apply it to my life. If nothing else, I will always keep God first in my life. Pray about everything, worry about nothing.
Love you, Grandma!

  • Nadakouf by Nadakouf
  • 7 years ago

My grandmother,
Since she is dead, I miss her a lot. I miss her hugs, I miss her smile, I miss her. :( Grandma, where are you now? You left me in this planet alone. I want to have fun with you. Come and take me. :( You left me 10 years ago. I'm so sad. I'm so lost without you. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.

  • Missy by Missy
  • 7 years ago

Now that you've gone away, please don't forget that we're are still here. We seem to get a little outta control when you're not around. Your presence is what I'll miss the most around here. Grandma, please continue to keep an eye on me. I know there will be many more mistakes I'll be making, but talking to you always gets me through. You know I never thanked you for listening, Grandma. Thanks for all that sound advice you have. You know what, I think I'll be alright, simply because I know you're always listening. Grandma, we must talk like this again. See you later Grandma, I love you.

  • Aika by Aika
  • 7 years ago

It's funny, I grew up without a father and mother. They were there but not emotionally and mentally. My grandmother was more of a parent to me. She molded me, taught me; she was everything. She passed away a few years ago. All I have of her are memories and pictures I took of us. Nothing physically I can touch. It's all in my heart and locked in my memories. I still cry at the thought of her. I still cry when I see old people walking. I still cry when I see a granddaughter and grandmother laughing, walking, hugging, or even talking. I miss her so much. It's like a rainy, foggy day when she comes to my mind. I feel so lost and alone. The loneliness inside me is unbearable. A lover, my own mother, my own brother, or father cannot replace the love that only she gave. And gave it so perfectly that it's so hard to find. And hard to receive again.

The last time I visited her, I didn't know it would be the last. I woke up and she forgot me. . . . She forgot me.

  • Diane by Diane
  • 6 years ago

I understand. I just lost my grandmother June 13, 2017. She was my friend, mom, my everything! I, like you, feel so sad, and when she comes to my mind I feel foggy, lost, and alone. I cry thinking about her. I miss her so much. It hurts so much. I am married and have a beautiful daughter. But I miss my grandma so much. She truly loved me unconditionally for who I was. Blessing.

  • Hurting But Thankful For Her Peaceful Transition by Hurting But Thankful For Her Peaceful Transition
  • 7 years ago

My grandmother passed away this morning. I was with her an hour before she passed holding her hand. I was able to kiss her, sing to her, hold her hand, and tell how much I will always love her. I am at peace with her transition because she suffered from many diseases for many years. I would not be who I am today without her love, guidance, encouragement, and life lessons. She attended my hooding ceremony as I received my Master's degree and that was the last outing she went on. She was hospitalized the day after the ceremony and stayed there for 7 weeks until she passed this morning. I love her so much! I will miss her forever, but I'm happy she earned her wings and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  • Jenni Waldron. by Jenni Waldron.
  • 7 years ago

You're a beautiful person to be there and do all the right things for your precious grandma. The love for your grandma must have swelled in your heart. Your grandma's warm heart will always be in your heart. If you are a Christian too, she is still your grandma and you will live with her for eternity. My Nan went home to the Lord yesterday. I love her to bits, but like you, I spent quality time with her.

  • Hamxa by Hamxa
  • 7 years ago

My grandmother passed away last month. I never even saw her that morning she died, that Thursday. I saw her that Sunday before she passed away. She was only sick that Wednesday night and Thursday morning. She was my care giver. Now there is no one to look after me. I am 11 years old. I miss her a lot. Now I am alone at home. My mom is at work. I miss her a lot. She had breast cancer for 2 years. She never suffered. It was only that day. It was shocking. I still can't believe she is gone.

  • Linda M by Linda M
  • 7 years ago

Heaven has taken my own special person .. My Grandma... Her name is Amal it means HOPES in Arabic! It was the 4th of May 2016.. it was Wednesday.
She was the one who never feared death. The one who has always believed in Jesus, the one who was with cancer 10 years and still was strong as any normal person! I was so proud of Grandma because no matter how bad the news is (cancer news), she always keeps pushing forward to be Cancer free. Her strength and her bravery have made a big impact on EVERYBODY. She is a great...

But why did heaven make us suffer this way? My father! My father was a great son. He did everything he could for his mother. He called her every day. Visited her often. Would buy her anything she needed. He was a great role model of how I should be a better child... I just cannot believe what happened.
I miss her so much.. I don't know what a person can do in these situations but I want to believe so bad in the "time can heal" thing..

  • Essid Rihab by Essid Rihab, Tunisia
  • 9 years ago

My grandmother died two weeks ago . She really meant the world for me . I love her so much. She raised me and my brother and we are so attached to her as she lived with us from our birth till 23 February 2015. It was the worst day of my life seeing my grandmother dying . It was so painful. Even now I always imagine that she is living with us . I wanted to tell her that I love her so much and not to worry because we won't forget her but I couldn't .

  • Dan by Dan
  • 9 years ago

I feel where you are coming from. My grandmother had a stroke and I felt helpless. She practically raised me and was a huge influence in my life. I said my goodbyes but its never enough. I'll never forget my grandmother and neither will you my friend.

  • Hunger Games Fan For Life by Hunger Games Fan For Life, NY
  • 9 years ago

Hi I'm a 16 year old girl and I lost my grandmother last month on the 22nd. I remember the whole day like it was yesterday. She used to live right across the street from me and when I was young and a preteen I would always go to her house and spend the night. Now only my grandfather and aunt lives there. I always look at the chair that my grandmother used to always sit in every time I go to their house. Her funeral was the first funeral I've ever been to in my life, I never seen my family so sad. I still can't believe it I might just be in denial that it's true. I wish I had a better connection with my grandmother. Her English was alright but she spoke Spanish best (the language I can't speak) . My grandmother was mute 2 years before she passed. I wish I learned Spanish and took the time out to talk to her more. My family will never be the same again and ever since her death I've feared of losing another immediate family member :(

  • Charles Zetka by Charles Zetka, Washington County Pa
  • 9 years ago

My grandmother Minnie Strimel passed away in 1962 when I was only 4 years old but I have a picture of her holding me at Chesapeake beach when I was 2 years in 1960 and through the smile on her face I still feel her love, thanks grandma I love you too and I miss you even after 50 years have passed I'm still your grandson. God bless you in heaven

  • Gladys by Gladys, St. Louis Mo
  • 10 years ago

My grandmother who passed September 13, 2013, one day after my birthday and the same date as one of her sisters 6months after her husband. She was a beautiful mother, grandmother. I was reading poems and came across this one the words reminded me so much of her as I was reading the tears flowed down my face. I have accepted her death as I knew it was coming but even knowing it is hard. I just want to say Thank you for your words well done!

  • Ashlin Fillies. Cape Town Grassy Park by Ashlin Fillies. Cape Town Grassy Park
  • 10 years ago

My grandmother passed away the 25/07/2013 she was the best grandma I've ever had and she was a very good person to others and she was a good mother to her children and she was also a good grandmother to her grandchildren we will truly miss her.

  • Jochin Timcang. Cavite by Jochin Timcang. Cavite, Philippines
  • 10 years ago

My grandmother who passed away last July 9, 2012. It is Sunday morning before sunrise 6 am. I saw her breath just stop away I don't believed that she's gone. I am thinking that it was just a bad dream, soon to be awaken me. It's hard for me to accept that she's gone already, because almost the rest of my life I was with her she is the one who teach me how to be a good human being. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH LOLA. You are always in my heart forever. and to the lessons I've learned to you I will share it also to my grandsons and daughters. Miss you so much.

  • Sierra by Sierra, Elmira
  • 11 years ago

My grandma just died yesterday, I am 13 years old, and me and my grandma were so close. She died at 11:58 pm, I was sleeping and my mom called and told me and I was just bawling my eyes out sinse. Everyone who still has their grandma hold on to them very tightly, cause it just happens out of nowhere. My last words to my grandma were "I love you, see you Sunday. But, she died before I could see her again. I love you grandma!!

  • Patricia Steward by Patricia Steward, Baton Rouge
  • 11 years ago

My grandmother passed away in November of 2010. My life has been so messed up since my grandmother has been gone. Me, My kids and my family misses her so very much. If I can go back in time she would be here today. My grandmother was my heart and my angel..

  • Penny Murdock by Penny Murdock
  • 11 years ago

Thank You for writing this it truly is a beautiful poem. I have shared it today in honor of my 98 year old Grandma that just passed away last night. I know your poem will help those that loved her so dearly! So, Again I Thank You for your healing words ♥

  • North Dakota by North Dakota
  • 13 years ago

this makes me cry I just lost my grandma this year and she meant the world to me to but she's gone ): its hard to believe she's gone....she lived right across the street so now every time I got see my uncle I still think she's gonna be there smiling at me but she's gone it's to hard to think ): I miss her dearly

  • Heather L by Heather L, Oklahoma
  • 13 years ago

Grams passed away July 2008 ~ since then our family and traditions; just haven't been the same. This poem, just described her to a "T"..she was everything I want to be and all the goodness inside of me; she would make my days brighter. I am so lost even today. Miss you so much, Grams!

  • Brandi Morris by Brandi Morris, Frostburg Md
  • 13 years ago

My Grandma passed away in 2007. Its really hard for all of us in the family. We changed in we think about her nonstop so I think it would be great if we all sit down and shared our life stories that we have of her

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