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130 Touching Anniversary Quotes For Death Of A Mother

130 Touching Anniversary Quotes For Death Of A Mother

Let’s find some solace and connection through a collection of anniversary quotes for death of a mother as we honor the remarkable moms we hold in our hearts, even in their absence.

Top 10 Anniversary Quotes For Death Of A Mother

1. “Loss of a mother can never be replaced, but the love of a mother can never be lost.” — Kelly Flannery

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2. “The anniversary date of a loved one’s death is particularly significant. You will have done something you thought was impossible a few months earlier. You will have survived an entire year without someone who was as important to you as life itself.”  — Bob Diets

3. “As the immediate pain lessened after my mother’s death, a confidence grew in its place. If I could survive this, I thought, does anything else really matter?” — Jen Michalski

4. “This is how we went on living after my mother died — we wove her memory in the fabric of our everyday lives. We remember the little things that made her who she was and we repeat the things that help make us the people we are today.” — Eleanor Haley

5. “You were my home, Mother. I had no home but you.” ― Janet Fitch

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6. “For years following the death of my mother, I wanted to write about her. I started writing… about growing up as her child, but I never could finish…I was too close to that loss and too eager to try and resolve things, to make her death make sense.” — Tracy K. Smith

7. “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” — Maya Angelou

8. “Mother’s hands were gentle, they’re missed so very much, I’d give the world to feel once more their warm and tender touch.” — Marian Jones

9. “I miss saying “Mom” out loud. I miss not being able to find that special card for you, and then having found it, writing “To Mom” on it for yet another cherished Mother’s Day.” — Millie P. Lorenz

10. “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” — Abraham Lincoln

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Inspiring Quotes For The Anniversary Of Mother’s Death

1. “Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.” — Cindy Adkins

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2. “She’s in the sun, the wind, the rain, she’s in the air you breathe with every breath you take. She sings a song of hope and cheer, there’s no more pain, no more fear. You’ll see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love. You’ll be together before long, until then listen to her song.” — Christy Ann Martine

3. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear.” — Unknown

4. “Your memories give me comfort and inspire me to tackle every trouble. I hope you’re watching, Mom.” — Unknown

5. “Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.” — Jandy Nelson

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6. “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” — Leo Buscaglia

7. “I once read that moms never die. They simply go before us to prepare heaven and make it our home for us, so when we die it will feel like we are just coming home.” — Unknown

8. “When I look up to the sky, I’ll tell you what I see. I see my mother, and she’s looking back at me… She tells me we mustn’t be sad because finally, she’s pain-free. She’s found her place in heaven underneath a blossom tree.” — Carol Bodenham

9. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J. K. Rowling

10. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller

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11. “Wishing my mom were here today. Wishing I could give her one more hug, hear her laugh, and bake something in the kitchen together. Would love just one more time to say ‘I love you.’” — Unknown

12.  “Mothers never really die; they just keep the house up in the sky. They polish the sun by day and light the stars that shine at night, keep the moonbeams silvery bright, and in the heavenly home above they wait to welcome those they love.” — Helen Steiner Rice

13. “It comforts me to imagine my mom surrounded by all our pets, sitting on a porch in heaven, overlooking a lake.” — Unknown

14. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” — Thomas Campbell

15. “My mother is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.” — Graycie Harmon

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16. “God in his mercy gave me the best mom, and I’m grateful for the time I had you.” — Unknown

17. “Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you and wish you were still with us. You were the best mother anyone could ask for. You always sacrificed for your family and kept your family first. Even today, in paradise, I believe you keep a close eye and guiding hand on all of us.” — Unknown

18. “Gone are the days we used to share but in our hearts they are always there. The gates of memory will never close, we miss you, Mom, more than anyone knows. With tender love we will never forget, we miss you, Mom, we miss you yet.” — Unknown

19. “When you died, Mom, I felt the world crumble beneath my feet. I may never walk on solid ground again, but I will walk, and I will move forward because of the love and strength you showed me throughout my life.” — Unknown

20. “You are gone, but thank you for all these soft, sweet things you left behind. In my home, in my head, in my heart.” — Nikita Gill

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Emotional Death Anniversary Quotes For Mother

1. “Today, I recall all the sunny days I got to spend with you. When you were around, it was easy to run to catch rainbows but without you, all the colors are lost.” — Unknown

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2. “So many times each day, I think, I need to tell Mom about this. I miss everything about you, Mom, every day!” — Unknown

3. “I grew up the day you left us. But yet, every night your lullabies hum in my head.” — Unknown

4. “Since you died, I have forgotten what happiness really means in life. Every year when this day comes, I can no longer hold back my tears. Rest in peace forever Mom!” — Unknown

5. “In your life, you touched so many; in your death, many lives were changed.” — Melinda Jones

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6. “Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” — Vicki Harrison

7. “Sometimes, I feel you near me, Mom, and can almost hear those words I long to hear, ‘I love you.’” — Unknown

8. “There is something about losing a mother that is permanent and inexpressible — a wound that will never quite heal.” — Susan Wiggs

9. “You taught me to be strong. Never knew I would have to use this strength to live without you.” — Unknown

10. “Mom, you are the most beautiful memory I kept locked inside my heart.” — Narin Grewal

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11. “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” — Euripides

12. “Your presence used to make every place feel like home. Now I wander around feeling homeless. Miss you, Mom.” — Unknown

13. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” — C.S. Lewis

14. “Some years may have passed, but thoughts of you are evergreen. The pain of losing you is immeasurable. Today being your death anniversary, I need you to know that I love you always. Rest in Peace, Mom!” — Unknown

15. “We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.” — Madame de Stael

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16. “It’s hard to accept that you’re no longer here. It feels like a bad dream I can’t wake up from. I know you are at peace and free from all the pain and suffering. I miss you, Mom and I want you here with me.” — Unknown

17. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” — Alphonse de Lamartine

18. “People say that time heals every pain. But even after years, every day I’m carrying the pain of losing you. Rest in peace, Mom.” — Unknown

19. “I think of you in every moment of my life. But sometimes, the pain becomes so heavy to control. Life without you seems meaningless. I miss you so much!” — Unknown

20. “Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.” — W.S Merwin

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1st Anniversary Of Mom’s Death Quotes

1. “Your memory has walked beside me for a year, and I’m so grateful for the company.” — Unknown

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2. “It’s been a year since you passed, but it feels like only yesterday. The pain of losing you is still as fresh as ever. I believe you are in a good place now, which comforts me. But I still miss you so much, and I always will.” — Unknown

3. “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” — Ariana Dancu

4. “I’m still in denial and can’t believe a year has passed since you died. It’s still yesterday when I was holding you in my arms. I miss you so much, Mom.” — Unknown

5. “I still don’t know how to look at my life without seeing an inescapable absence of you.” — Chloe Frayne

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6. “I wasn’t sure of how I was going to cope with your death but it’s your one-year death anniversary so I guess that I have just been living it out one day at a time. Mom, I miss you so much.” — Unknown

7. “My heart still can’t accept that you are not with us anymore, Mom. You were my strength. In this one year, there’s not a single day that I didn’t miss you. It’s not easy for me to move on from this pain.” — Unknown

8. “Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die: It happens again every single morning.” — Anna Quindlen

9. “Today is your 1st death anniversary, Mother, and while I’m not healed nor okay with your loss, I try to make peace with it so you can rest in peace.” — Unknown

10. “You’re missed more and more each day. A year without you is almost too much to bear.” — Unknown

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11. “There is nothing more painful than to live without your loved one. I can’t explain how much I’m suffering since your death. This was the hardest year of my life.” — Unknown

12. “You’ve been gone for a year today, Mom. I can still feel your hugs, hear your laughter, and see your smiles. You might be gone, but you are still with me in so many ways.” — Unknown

13. “Losing a mother doesn’t happen in a moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what’s gone.” — Lisa-Jo Baker

14. “It’s always hard to lose somebody. It leaves a hole in your heart that never grows back.” — Kevin Brooks

15. “They say time helps heal. And I suppose it helps. But one year seems to have passed in the blink of an eye and I miss my mom as much as ever.” — Unknown

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16. “A year normally doesn’t seem like a long time, but it’s seemed like an eternity without you Mom. Your memories will live on in my heart forever. I hope I get to see you in heaven!” — Unknown

17. “Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful “I miss you” — Richelle E. Goodrich

18. “In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill.” — Unknown

19. “The biggest enemy of our life is death with which we can never win. Nothing can fill the emptiness of my heart that was created after your death. I’ll always miss you. May God give you peace!” — Unknown

20. “The pain of missing you is a beautiful reminder of the joy of loving you.” — Dean Jackson

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Mom’s Death Anniversary Quotes From Son

1. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk in my own garden forever.” — Alfred Tennyson

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2. “Everything I am today is what you always dreamt of for me. I wish you were alive to see your son living up to your dreams. I miss you!” — Unknown

3. “I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” ― Mitch Albom

4. “Dear mother, you were the first woman I have loved and I will love for eternity. Miss you.” — Unknown

5. “Your absence walks through the door every single day.” — Helen Lyon

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6. “Without your support and inspiration, I would never have achieved all these successes in life. But what hurts me most is that you are not to see all these anymore. I miss you, Mom!” — Unknown

7. “I pray that someday in heaven, I will be your little boy again.” — Unknown

8. “A mother is a son’s closest friend. Even after all these years, I feel the need for you in my life. I wish you knew how much I miss you!” — Unknown

9. “The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found.” — Unknown

10. “You don’t know how easy death is. It’s like a door. A person simply walks through it, and she’s lost to you forever.” — Eloisa James

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11. “Every step I take is to make you proud of me, Mom. I wish you were here to see it.” — Unknown

12. “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” — Eskimo Proverb

13. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi

14. “When you were gone, it felt as if we lost a part of our own body. It was as if you took us along with you, with all the pain of losing someone we never thought we’d lose.” — Unknown

15. “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” — C.S. Lewis

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16. “For all the efforts, time, and love you put into becoming who I am today, it’s only a fair tribute to you if I make something of my life and that is what I’m doing Mother.” — Unknown

17. “Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn’t magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning.” — Carrie Jones

18. “But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” — Mitch Albom

19. “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.” — Unknown

20. “Gone is the face we loved so dear. Silent is the voice we loved to hear. Too far away for sight or speech. But not too far for thought to reach.” — Unknown

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See also: 140 Most Heart Touching I Miss You Mom Quotes From Son

Mom’s Death Anniversary Quotes From Daughter

1. “May you get to see today, Mother, that your daughter has taken the roles you always wanted her to and that all she wants is for you to be happy and at peace.” — Unknown

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2. “If only you could see how your teachings are reflected in everything I do! Miss you, Mom.” — Unknown

3. “No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance is between them.” — Christie Watson

4. “I sometimes wear your clothes because it feels as if they still smell like you. Miss you, mom.” — Unknown

5. “I cannot forget my mother. She is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely.” — Renita Weems

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6. “If I could live more than once in every life, I’d want to be your daughter. Rest in peace, Mom.” — Unknown

7. “Mother, your death anniversary always makes me want to pray to the Lord that may he make me able to carry forward a little bit of your legacy and fill in your shoes.” — Unknown

8. “Mom, I am missing you today but I know that you will always be with me in my heart… I am who I am because of your loving hands… I’ve learned to never give up seeing your drive and perseverance… I love you always and forever…” — Karen Kostyla

9. “I wish there were secret stairs somewhere so I could climb up to where you are. I have many stories to tell you, Mom. Missing you so much on this day!” — Unknown

10. “In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams…that is where you and I shall meet.” — Alice Through the Looking Glass

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11. “And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.” — Maya Angelou

12. “A mother is a daughter’s best friend. With your death, I lost both my mother and best friend at once.” — Unknown

13. “Mother, you raised me so well with so much love and compassion that I can never say enough thank you. I’m sending all my love and appreciation to the gates of heaven.” — Unknown

14. “I have never seen any honest and God-loving person like you. I always feel lucky to be born as your daughter. I pray that God rewards you with the best thing that only you deserve!” — Unknown

15. “I’ll be seeing you, in all the old familiar places, that this heart of mine embraces, all day through.” — Billie Holiday

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16. “You were the best and most beautiful person in my life, I feel incomplete after you left.” — Unknown

17. “Today, on your death anniversary, Mother, I can only say thank you for making me a better person and showing me a perfect role model of how a mother is supposed to be.” — Unknown

18. “Mother, I pray that I may never fail to become a mother like you, that when you look at me from the above, all you can feel is pride in me.” — Unknown

19. “Mom, I feel your presence wherever I go. I’ve never truly felt that you’re not here for me. Your memories and the lessons you taught me still help me survive to date.” — Unknown

20. “You left me boundaries of pain, spacious as the sea. Between eternity and time, your consciousness and me.” — Emily Dickinson

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See also: 140 Heart Touching I Miss You Mom Quotes From Daughter

Remembering Mom On Her Death Anniversary Quotes

1. “Another year’s gone by mom, memories are never forgotten, they’re meant to carry on. We miss you dearly Mother more than words can say.” — Sharon Lagueux

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2. “Even though you’re no longer with us, I know you are always with me. I cherish all of our memories together and think about you every day. Your absence is felt deeply by everyone who loved you.” — Unknown

3. “Today, on my mother’s death anniversary, I take a moment to remember her as the most incredible being she was and the abundant love she infused me with.” — Unknown

4. “From sunrise to sunset, every moment would have been more wonderful if you were with us today. Your memories will never be forgotten.” — Unknown

5. “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” — Renee Wood

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6. “The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.” — Demoustier

7. “I think about the memories and realize what a wonderful childhood I had. The love and care of a mother are truly incomparable to anything else. I miss you in every moment of my life.” — Unknown

8. “Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.” ― Jack Thorne

9. “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” — Dorothy Ferguson

10. “What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air.” — Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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11. “I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone — you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.” — Alyson Noel

12. “You were not just a perfect mother but also an amazing teacher. All the good things I have in me are because I saw them in you. You will be remembered forever, dear Mom.” — Unknown

13. “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. Death cannot kill what never dies.” — William Penn

14. “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

15. “Best memories with your favorite person never fade and as you were my everything, mother, you’ll live forever in my heart, I’ll keep you closest there.” — Unknown

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16. “We need to grieve the ones we have loved and lost in this lifetime — not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love.” — J. W.

17. “The world changes from year to year, our lives from day to day, but the love and memory of you, shall never pass away.” — Unknown

18. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.” — Ronald Reagan

19. “Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.” — Unknown

20. “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J.K. Rowling

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Wrapping It Up

The anniversaries of a mother’s passing are moments to reflect, remember, and find solace in the knowledge that their spirit lives on in the lives they touched. 

May these anniversary quotes for death of a mother serve as a source of comfort and a reminder of the beautiful legacy our mothers have left behind.

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130 Touching Anniversary Quotes For Death Of A Mother