Prayers, Poems, and Bible Verses to Read When Visiting a Memorial Tree

Prayers, Poems, and Bible Verses to Read When Visiting a Memorial Tree

Memorial trees have become a beautiful and meaningful way to honor the legacy of our loved ones. At Tips Tree Planting, we have created a serene and secluded property that is recognized by the County and permanently protected from development. While our property is not open for day-to-day traffic, we open it twice a year for a special “Day of Celebration” in the spring and fall. It is during these days that we invite friends and family to visit their loved one’s memorial tree, providing a meaningful time for remembrance and reflection.

Prayers of Remembrance

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As you visit your loved one’s final resting place, you may find comfort in repeating these prayers of remembrance. They offer hope and remind us of the promise of new life.

Safely Home

“I am home in heaven, dear ones; All’s so happy, all so bright! There’s perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. All the pain and grief are over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last.”Anonymous

May You Always Walk in Sunshine

“May you always walk in sunshine and God’s love around you flow, for the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, a part of us went with you, the day God called you home. A million times we’ve needed you. A million times we’ve cried. If love could only have saved you, you never would have died. The Lord be with you, and may you rest in peace. Amen.”Anonymous

God Be in My Head

“God be in my head, and in my understanding; God be in my eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; God be in my heart, and in my thinking; God be at my end, and at my departing.” – Attributed to Old Sarum Primer ^source

Poems about Loss

Loss is an inevitable part of life, and during times of grief, we often turn to poetry to find solace. Here are some meaningful poems that reflect on love and loss.

Poem of Life

“Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some, the journey’s quicker, For some, the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord.”Anonymous


“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.” – Helen Lowrie Marshall ^source

Who Has Seen the Wind?

“Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by.” – Christina Rosetti ^source

Bible Verses about Heaven

In times of loss, these Bible verses offer comfort and the hope of a future reunion with our loved ones.

1 Corinthians 2:9 (ESV)

“But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.'”

John 14:3-4 (ESV)

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

Colossians 3:1-4 (ESV)

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

Visiting Memorial Trees

While our property remains closed to the public throughout the year, our “Days of Celebration” provide a unique opportunity for visitors to reflect and find solace. These visits often become cherished family traditions, offering a chance to process their loss together.

At Tips Tree Planting, we offer a service where you can plant a memory tree to honor your loved one. Our beautiful mountaintop property overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains and portions of the James River, creating an idyllic setting for memorial trees. To select this service, please visit our website and reach out to us. We will discuss the type of tree you’d like to plant.

Once you confirm your selection, we will ship you a special package with the appropriate containers. You can then place the ashes in the container and send it back to us via your local post office. Alternatively, we also offer a personal pickup service for an additional fee.

During the planting process, we scatter your loved one’s ashes reverently and place an engraved memorial stone at the base of the tree. Finally, we send you a Certificate of Release, serving as a keepsake that notes the date and location of the scattering.

At Tips Tree Planting, we are here to provide comfort and support during your time of loss. If you are interested in planting a memorial tree, please contact us by calling 434-534-4007 or emailing us at

Remember, visiting a memorial tree is not only an act of remembrance but also a way to find peace and comfort as we honor the lives of those who have passed.

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