10 Modern Funeral Songs for Mom

Posted on July 25, 2022 by Roslyn Heights Funeral Home under funeral home
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As a Westbury, NY funeral home, we understand the importance of selecting funeral songs for your late mom. It is one of the few ways you can honor a woman who meant so much to you and your family.

Some songs are religious, and others are secular and focus on the complex emotions accompanying grief. There are so many modern songs to pick from, but we’ve compiled ten of them to get you started.

1. Heaven Was Needing a Hero – Jo Dee Messina

Even though Jo Messina didn’t write this song specifically about a mom, the lyrics apply. After all, there is no bigger hero than a mother.

It contains lines like “somebody just like you, brave enough to stand up for what you believe and follow it through.”

It’s also an excellent song pick if your mom was a public servant and you wish to highlight that aspect of their life.

2. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

This song is a mom’s advice to her child to grab life by the horn instead of staying on the sidelines.

Lee Ann wrote the song from the mother’s perspective. It makes a fitting outro for a eulogy if you want something that captures the idea that your mother’s words will always live in your heart.

3. Mother Earth – Joanne Shenandoah

Although not written for a human mother, the words capture the struggle of a mother who provided for her children. It’s a song that suits a celebration of life for a mother who loved and cared for nature and her environment.

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4. Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran

The best funeral songs help the listeners reflect, and this Ed Sheeran is an excellent fit. Supermarket Flowers tells the story of a son’s love and appreciation for his mom as he reminisces while packing her belongings. No wonder it is the third most popular funeral song among millennials.

5. Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word) – Celine Dion

In Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word), Celine Dion pens down the emotional anguish of saying goodbye. The words are a reminder of the mother’s greatness and the lessons she taught the child.

It is also a song of hope that they will meet again and a promise to be there for the mom when she needs it.

6. I want to see Jesus – Margaret Allison & The Angelic Gospel Singers

This blues song is a gospel song if you prefer something religious. It’s a harmonious song that will wrench the emotions out of everyone in attendance.

The lyrics are a passionate reminder that, as Christians, we will see God and our loved ones on the last day.

Other gospel songs worth checking out include:

  • Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Jim Reeves
  • Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
  • Abide with Me – Kings College Choir
  • Heaven’s Garden – Kiernan Brennan

It’s never going to be easy finding the right funeral song to remember your mom by, but we hope these examples put you on the right path.

Contact us if you need a funeral home in Westbury, NY, to help you arrange a service for your mom. We can help you incorporate your chosen songs and create an emotionally impactful funeral service. Call us now to get started or visit us here.