How to Word a Memorial Service Invitation

Planning a loved one’s memorial service is a time that’s filled with so many emotions. From happy memories to heavy grief and everything in-between. Putting together a celebration of life that’s as beautiful as the life they lived is such an honorable task.

When it comes time to invite friends and family to a memorial service, you have options. You can spread the news through word-of-mouth or try to reach everyone through email.

But, we love sending a real paper memorial service invitation. Not only will you be sure to reach everyone, but with photos and memories included, the invitation itself doubles as a beautiful tribute to their life.

Featured Memorial Invitation: Simply Remembered

Memorial Service Wording Examples

When it comes time to word the memorial service or celebration of life invitations, you have lots of options. You can keep it basic or add extras like song lyrics or bible passages.

Here are our favorite wording examples:

Memorial Service Invitation Wording That Includes a Quote

Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what’s to be
A resting place along the road to sweet eternity

We are sad to share the news that
Kenneth Roberts passed away
on June 16th, 2025

Please join us for a
Memorial service in his honor,
Saturday, July 26th at 10:00am
Stonebrook Community Church
3611 Eisenhower Avenue
Ames, Iowa

Reception to follow
2560 Duff Avenue, Ames, Iowa

Memorial Service Invitation Wording with a Bible Verse

For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

It is with great sorrow that we
announce the passing of
Marjorie Estelle Davis
Please join us for a
memorial service
in celebration of her life.
Saturday, June 28th at 11:00 am
Michigan Center Bible Church
150 Broad Street
Michigan Center, Michigan

Reception to follow in
the church basement

Most Popular Memorial Service Invitation Wording

In Loving Memory of a life well lived

Lonna Mary Trembath
November 10, 1954 - May 18, 2025

Please join us for a memorial service in her honor,
filled with stories, memories, love and laughter.

Saturday, August 30th at 1:00 pm
Anchor Point Community Church
5202 Colorado Street
Duluth, Minnesota

Reception to follow at Dino’s Grill

Simple Celebration of Life Invitation Wording

Please join us for a
celebration of life in honor of
JANICE MARY HAGEN
Saturday, May 3rd
at 11:00 am
Cornerstone Church
1250 Heritage Lake Boulevard
Knoxville, Tennessee

Reception to follow
at the Hagen home
41 Hounds Court
Knoxville, Tennessee

Heartfelt Celebration of Life Invitation Wording

It is with great sorrow that we
announce the passing of
Marcia Marie Davies
Her wish was that we not mourn her
passing, but celebrate her life.
Please join us for a memorial service
in her honor, filled with stories,
memories, love and laughter.
Saturday, December 20th at 11:00 am
Cross View Lutheran Church
6645 McCauley Trail West
Edina, Minnesota

Reception to follow in the church basement

We hope this helps you as your work on creating a memorial service invitation that reflects a life well-lived.

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