Grandmother Death Poems

Grandmother Death Poems

Rest in Peace Grandma Poems

Grandmothers are famous for their hearty meals and fresh baked cookies, their abundant hugs and kisses, and their insistent desire to spoil their grandchildren. Times spent at grandma's house are often marked by love, laughter, and contentment. In fact, grandmothers are often responsible for bringing the whole family together. Because grandmothers are such a source of joy for their grandchildren, they are always sorely missed when they pass away. To lose a grandmother is to lose a most valuable family member. Many grandchildren find a peace and solace after the loss of their grandmother by expressing their feelings through poetry.

45 Poems Remembering Passed Away Grandmothers

  1. 1. Grandma

    • By Dan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2020

    Throughout my life, my grandma played the role of mom, dad, aunt, uncle, grandpa, and grandma. Most importantly, she played the role of friend. She has been gone for a few years now, but I still live to make her proud.

    Things I Learned From My Grandma

    From my beginning until your end,
    You were by my side, my first best friend.
    I never expressed it when you were here
    Though my love and admiration were sincere.
    Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.
    You taught me more than I ever knew.
    You gave me reason to continue the fight,
    Saying a better day comes after the night.
    Where would I be were you not around?
    Likely adrift in the sea of life, drowned.
    I am forever grateful for your love,
    And I know you're looking down from above.

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  3. 2. Missing You, Nan

    My Nan passed away on March 16, 2012. That was the single most horrible day of my life. My sisters, my cousins, a friend, and I all carried her to her final resting place on the 23rd. We were the first time that the undertakers, of over 25 years in the business, had seen all women carry the coffin. That was one of my proudest moments. My Nan was my best friend. If I had a problem about absolutely anything, she was there. Sometimes she didn't give advice; just a cuddle was all I needed.

    Written for Edna Harrison. My Rock. My Hero. My Best Friend.
    Miss you more than you will ever know!

    The years will always roll on by
    and time will always pass,
    but every memory I have of you
    will definitely always last.

    I like to smile when I think of you.
    I try not to be sad.
    It's pretty easy to do
    with all the good times that we've had.

    But sometimes I can't help it,
    and memories leak out of my eyes,
    and I quickly try to brush them away.
    I know you wouldn't want me to cry.

    I don't know how it's possible,
    but I love you more now than I did then,
    and I really cannot wait until
    the day that I see you again.

    Because, Nan, I know I would take hold of you
    and never ever let you go.
    Every day that passes by
    I miss you more and more.

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  5. 3. Sleep Now, Nana

    • By Alexandra Burrows
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012

    This poem is about my Nana, who was a very kind and loving woman. I'll never stop thinking about her and will always have her in my heart.

    Although I cannot see you,
    I feel your presence near.
    I will hold you close in memory
    Till I drop my very last tear.

    So sleep now with the angels,
    And let your golden heart rest.
    Although our hearts are broken,
    We know GOD took the best.

    So dance beyond those golden gates,
    And join your loving mum.
    I'll see you when I'm sleeping
    And pray for you to come.

    And although this pain is painful,
    And I really don't wanna let you go,
    I'll wait for death to take me, Nan,
    So we can together one day glow.

    Until that day, I'll close my eyes
    and see your smiling face.
    I'll lock you up inside me heart
    Until we again embrace.

    So rest now, my beautiful Nana.
    I'll never forget how much you have done.
    So until my hand meets yours again,
    Sleep now in the sun.

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  6. 4. My Grandmother

    • By Victoria L. Payne
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    In the poem, the author talks about her grandmother's passing. She wants to let her know that she will forever remain in her "rose garden of memories."

    Rose Garden Of Memories

    In my rose garden of memories,
    I see you standing there,
    An angel in disguise,
    Who taught me how to care.

    I long to hear your voice
    for real - not in my dreams.
    I am missing you so much these days.
    How empty my world seems.

    People say time heals all wounds,
    that someday the pain will subside,
    but Grandma, I can tell you
    I think they must have lied.

    The emptiness I am feeling now
    is strong and I am weak.
    These days go by without you,
    so dreary and so bleak.

    In my rose garden of memories
    I know you'll always be,
    for though you're gone from this mortal world,
    in my heart you'll always be.

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  7. 5. Grandma

    Today was the hardest day of my life. I attended my grandma's funeral. Seeing my mum so upset broke my heart. Although my grandma was 94, no time is ever a good time to say goodbye. Grandma, may you be happy tonight as you rest in peace side by side with Grandpa. Going to miss you so much. Love you with all my heart.

    Missing Grandma Acrostic Poem

    Grandma is one special angel, a
    Really gentle, beautiful soul.
    Angel of God, so pure and whole.
    Never leave me, stay close by.
    Dance with Grandpa up in the sky.
    Miss you today, miss you tomorrow.
    Always and forever, I'll feel such sorrow.

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  8. 6. Grandma's Departure

    This poem is about the impact of a godly grandparent and the fruit they leave behind.

    The Legacy Of A Grandparent

    Grandma's room is empty; she moved away.
    She departed this life and is gone to stay.
    There was no struggle, but with great ease
    she closed her eyes and took her leave.

    My Grandma was one sweet, loving soul.
    I had no doubt where she would go.
    We all knew Grandma walked with God
    and bound for heaven to get her reward.

    No way we can know the lives she touched
    because that gracious soul gave so much.
    She would share her flour, sugar or meal
    or say a prayer to get your body healed.

    We had many talks as she sipped her tea.
    She shared years of wisdom with me.
    She taught me family values and to be kind,
    but she always had Jesus on her mind.

    "You need the Lord," is what she would say.
    "You can't make it in this world no other way."
    Then grandma kneeled and bowed her head
    and a stirring prayer she always said.

    "Lord Jesus, I want to talk to you awhile
    to ask you please bless this precious child."
    Then she asked the Lord to watch over me
    and to please make me what I ought to be.

    My life is shaped by grandma's prayers,
    and I'm thankful for her being there.
    Her love was evident in so many ways
    in her kind words and on her smiling face.

    Grandma's leaving is heaven's gain,
    but one day I will see her again.
    Because the Jesus that Grandma knew,
    she made sure I got to know too.

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  9. 7. Grandmother

    • By Ashley Sifuentes
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Describing her intense feelings of grief upon the loss of her grandmother.

    Heart Full Of Pain

    My heart never felt so much pain.
    The sky came together and dropped lots of rain.
    I thought my life was coming to an end.
    All I know is I will never give in.
    You were the reason I became who I am.
    You hold my life in the palm of your hand.
    You showed me right from wrong,
    But the day you died, everything went wrong.
    You knew me oh so well.
    The day you died, my heart fell.
    I will never forget you until I die.
    Maybe someday we will meet up in the sky.
    I know the Lord took you 'cause it was time,
    But he should have let me say the right goodbye.
    I think of you from day to day,
    Wondering what you would think of me today.

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  10. 8. Another Day

    • By Kirsty Kennedy
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2019

    Hi, I'm Kirsty. I'm 32 and live in Scotland. I wrote this poem after my gran passed away suddenly. This poem expresses how I felt and how guilt can play a big part during grief and how you should appreciate the people you love while you still can.

    Regret Not Spending More Time With Loved One

    Life gets very busy.
    Things get in the way.
    Do I have time to visit?
    I'll go another day.

    There's no sense of urgency.
    You think you still have time
    To go again another day.
    You tell yourself it's fine.

    Until you realize you're too late.
    Another day won't come.
    The truth too hard to contemplate.
    The past can't be undone.

    Your heart, it aches for all the times
    You never got to see
    This person you loved so much,
    But you were never free.

    You'll never hear their voice again
    Or look into their eyes.
    People will say it's for the best
    But to you it feels like a lie.

    Your loved one is at peace now
    With the ones they had lost.
    You have to make peace somehow
    With this devastating loss.

    Stop thinking it will all be fine
    Or that you don't have time today,
    For all you know, you won't have time
    To go another day.

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  11. 9. Grandmas Don't Last Forever

    • By Daniel Stewart
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011

    This poem is for my grandma, Muriel Mansfield, born 9/8/1922 died 9/11/2010. She died in the hospital of heart and kidney failure whilst I was at school. When I got home and found out, I was devastated. Muriel Mansfield was a brilliant grandma and an amazing person who will always have a place in my heart.

    My grandma, oh she was so grand.
    I loved the way she'd hold my hand,
    and when my troubles they did swarm,
    I'd go to her; her heart was warm.

    I loved the way she sang always,
    but now her face is out of gaze.
    I know she's in a better place,
    and now she sees God face to face.

    It won't be the same now that she's gone,
    and I'll find it hard to carry on.
    Now she's soaring high above,
    she spreads her wings out like a dove.

    She sways above to angel voices.
    Now in heaven, she rejoices.
    She's in a place with lots of care,
    and I would like to see her there.

    So keep your grandmas close to you,
    because you know you need them too,
    so make sure you spend time together.
    Grandmas do not last forever.

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  12. 10. Grandma

    • By Augustine Perez
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A tribute to a grandmother who has passed away. She was the strength of the family and will always be remembered for her kind and loving ways.

    Thank You For The Gift Of Love Poem

    Thank you for the gift of love.
    Now you're sharing it up above.
    You had many things to say,
    All in a caring way.
    You always saw good in everyone,
    No matter what they've done.
    You were always the one we could all lean on,
    Even though it must have felt like a ton.
    You were always the strength of the family.
    Now we must let you rest calmly.
    We say goodbye,
    As tears roll down our eyes.
    I know your place in heaven has a good view.
    You're telling God
    I need to keep an eye on a few.
    I know you will always be in our hearts and minds.
    So Grandma,
    I must go, but I'll never forget you're one of a kind.

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  13. 11. My Nanny

    • By Aimee Mc Keown
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2015

    I'm 15 and never really thought of writing poetry, but it was really easy to write this poem because it was coming straight from the heart. I lived with my Nanny for 14 years of my life. She helped raise me and look after me. I miss her loads and loads, and I wish she was still around...

    Pain Of Losing Grandmother

    You picked me up
    And held me tight.
    And said you loved me
    Every night.

    A year has passed,
    But I still feel the same.
    I don't think I've ever
    Felt so much pain.

    I know you're looking over me,
    Flying way up above the clouds,
    But what I miss the most
    Are all of the sounds.

    I want to hear your voice,
    Not just in a dream, but for real,
    To tell me that you're happy,
    And I can tell you how I feel.

    I'll try to move on, but I know
    It's not gonna happen, but I will try.
    What hurts the most
    Is I never got to say goodbye...

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  14. 12. My Beautiful Angel

    • By Aoife Minnock
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2009

    I lost my nanny 3 months ago. The hardest thing I ever had to do was say goodbye. The last 3 months have been so, so hard. I've written this poem for my Nan. I really hope you like this poem. It really means a lot to me.

    Nan, to walk into your room and see you smile,
    I walked over and hugged you all the time.
    You always made me smile and always had stories to tell.
    I loved sitting with you every day and listening to the memories you had to share.
    You showed us that life can't be all that bad.
    There is always a light at the end of a tunnel.
    You were so strong.
    You had faith in us all.
    You had great spirit, even if the day was dull.
    You weren't just my Nan.
    You were my best friend.
    I know you had to go.
    Now I feel I'm alone,
    but I know you're close.
    When I feel the warmth at night, I know it's you giving me a good night kiss.
    When I feel my chest getting tight, I know that's you giving me a big hug.
    When I feel the wind brush through my hair,
    I know you're whispering hello to me.
    When I see the sun shine, I know you're happy.
    When I see that bright star, I know that's you watching us all and smiling.
    Now a beautiful angel watching over us all,
    we pray to you each night.
    Losing you, Nan, broke my heart, and every day, without a doubt,
    I think of you and shed a little tear, for a Nan I loved so dear.

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  15. 13. Dear Grandma

    I lost my grandmother recently. This poem is straight from my heart.

    Remembering You're Not Far Away

    You're not that far away.
    I can still envision your smile.
    God brought you to be with Him,
    But I'll see you in a while.

    Those days when I am feeling down,
    And I feel we're far apart,
    I promise to never overlook you
    But to look inside my heart.

    The memories I have of you,
    They're filled with love and care,
    And even though you've gone away,
    I know that you're still there.

    I wish that we could sit and laugh
    Like we used to do,
    But heaven needed another angel,
    And yes, I get that too.

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  16. 14. Gramma

    • By Dwight A. Swan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2020

    I was living far away when my grandmother passed, and I couldn't make it to her funeral. This was read at her funeral by my mother on my behalf.

    My Grandmother's Passing And Memories Of Her

    A part of Gramma is a part of me.
    A part of love, a part of family,
    To share a laugh,
    To shed a tear,
    A time to reflect on yesteryear.

    A time together,
    A time apart,
    A moment to express
    The love in my heart.

    You're in my prayers.
    You're in my heart.
    My dearest Gramma,
    You'll be missed a lot.

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  17. 15. Missing Nana

    This is an issue that came up in our family and would come up at some time in most families. It's about a dilemma families face when they have children who are also close to the loved one they have lost. The dilemma is whether to let the child attend the funeral of the grandparent.

    Why A Young Child Attend Should A Grandparent's Funeral

    Some might say, "my dearest child",
    "You did not know her long"
    So is it time that measures love?
    And wouldn't that be wrong?

    I can't attend her funeral
    And I have to wonder why?
    "You're far too young" is mentioned
    Aren't I old enough to cry?

    I'm not a little toddler
    And I miss her like they do
    I wish that I could ask her
    To suggest they take me too

    I know if she were here with me
    She'd reach out to dry my tears
    And tell them that I'm now of age
    The most formative of years

    A time when strong emotions
    Are beginning to be known
    It's best that you include a child
    Don't let them grieve alone

    What matters so much more
    Is the memories that I keep
    Not the final count of days
    Until my Nana fell asleep

    Although I knew her not so long
    I'll remember all my days
    Her gentle soothing voice
    Her hugs and loving ways

    I tell you if my nan was here
    She would see this through my eyes
    As a member of this family
    I should share in these goodbyes

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  18. 16. Gabe's Little Blue Balloon

    • By The Youngest Grandchild
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008

    I am the youngest of 16 grandchildren this poem represents a true story. We were visiting a church carnival 3 weeks after my grandmother's death. I had the windows rolled down and Gabe lost his balloon out the window. Only when I told him that Mammy would keep it safe did he stop crying. Gabe was only 3 years old at the time. The following Thanksgiving of 2008 he keep telling me that someone wasn't there and we had to wait. I asked him who wasn't here and his reply was, "Mammy's not here."

    While driving down the road
    On a warm June day
    My little boy's blue balloon slipped out the window
    And began to slowly drift away.

    My balloon, my balloon his little voice cried
    While sadly watching the distance growing
    Quickly tears began to fall from his eyes
    Of loosing that little blue balloon so soon.

    Don't worry, it will be safe, I told him
    She has it in her sight and will keep a hold.
    Immediately the tears stopped
    from the words he was being told.

    She'll take the string and tie it
    Securely to her hand
    And show it off to everyone
    The blue balloon she got from a little man.

    She'll never let the air out or
    Let it pop, or let it go
    She'll keep it safe just for you
    No matter how hard the wind in heaven may blow.

    Mommy you miss Mammy.
    From behind me his little voice spoke,
    Quickly wiping away an unshed tear
    From those four little words my heart broke.

    Mommy don't cry,
    It will be alright, she's watching from afar.
    Mammy is in heaven
    And she'll never be too far.

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  19. 17. Grandma Is A Beautiful Angel

    • By Christopher Warner
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008

    The poem was written for my grandmother after she passed away and went home to the Lord.

    A beautiful angel is all that is here
    Saying O'Lord please leave me here
    Not ready to leave but has to go
    Wants to go back but God says no
    A husband and children
    Grandchildren and friends
    A meaningful life that suddenly ends
    And angel is what she was meant to be
    Now think of all that she can see
    Watching over her family night and day
    Saying I love you in her own special way
    In the night we sleep and in the day we cry
    While she watches us all from her star in the sky

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  20. 18. Gigi

    The death of my Great Grandmother was a horrible day for me. I was heartbroken and upset. I wrote this poem to say how I really feel.

    Death Of My Great Grandmother

    Grandmothers are always here to comfort you,
    No matter what you do.
    They dry your tears, help you conquer your fears,
    And say they will love you for all your years.

    Mine always told me to give it my all,
    To never give up, even if I fall.
    She was always there when I needed a friend
    And time with her I loved to spend.

    Oh that day, that horrible day,
    The day I was informed and I had much dismay.
    I didn't know what to say or do,
    I was sad and heartbroken and didn't know if I could push through.

    The funeral was depressing and I couldn't help but cry.
    My tears were like rain, I felt like I could just die.
    I miss her so much; I wish she was here,
    But even though she's gone, I still hear her whisper "I love you" in my ear.

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  21. 19. A Grandmother's Love

    • By Brianna Golman
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009

    Well I would love to be a poet, right now I'm just starting off. Growing up I was known as the girl that was always picked on, and the girl that was so messy. But as long as you pray, and stay together, everything will turn out fine!

    She was so nice and so sweet.
    She had a big family and lots of friends
    She was a grandmother that meant so much to me

    But I never imagined the picture saying goodbye
    Never thought the day would come
    That I would see her one last time

    She was always there when no one else was
    She never left my side
    That's what a loving grandmother does

    She was there with me through thick and thin
    But who ever knew
    Her time would end

    I would give up even dollar, quarter, or dime
    I'd give up my whole world
    Just so I can see you one more time

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  22. 20. My Grandmothers Poem

    • By Dani Alexandra
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009

    This is a poem I wrote for my grandma's funeral, my sister had to read it for me, so I wouldn't cry and mess it up, but she did worse than I would've.

    Poem For My Grandmother's Funeral

    If Grandma had a meaning
    I'll tell you what it'd be
    if you were close to yours
    like mine was close to me

    Grandmas are always there
    to lend a shoulder and dry your tears
    to comfort you in everything
    and help conquer all your fears

    Despite all the wrong you've done
    and all the wrong you'll do
    a grandma will always be there
    and unconditionally will love you

    A grandma will inspire you
    to follow your every dream
    she tells you "yow won't be alone"
    because you're going to be a team

    Grandmas are always busy
    although their hearts are tame
    they tell everyone about you
    so everyone knows your name

    Grandmas will keep everything
    from when you're young till now
    and when you dance on Broadway
    for her you'll take a bow

    Without grandmas we'd be lost
    and our tears would not be dry
    and we would not be encouraged
    to spread our wings and fly

    To my grandma I say "Thank You"
    My heart will always be
    with you every day, and I know
    you're here with me.

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