19 Funeral Songs For Women

Losing a woman in our lives is like losing light in the dark. Women are beautiful and strong. They are resilient and nurturing, and they alter the lives of everyone they touch with their gentle hearts.

Whether you've lost a family member, loved one, or a dear friend, here are the best funeral songs for that amazing woman in your life.

“I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

Song Year: 1992

“I Will Always Love You” was originally written by Dolly Parton in 1973 as a way to tell her business partner that she was ready for a solo career.

However, Whitney Houston’s rendition recorded for the movie The Bodyguard introduced the song to wider audiences. As arguably the greatest female vocal of all time, Houston was able to pour emotions of love and admiration into this song as only she could.

The song beautifully explores an amicable breakup between two people that are parting ways while maintaining mutual respect and admiration. However, the lyrics can be just as well applied to saying the final goodbye to an important woman in your life.

“I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan

Song Year: 1993

Another song that can be used at any woman’s funeral, “I Will Remember You,” is a beautiful song about memories and uncertainty. Sarah McLachlan has a powerful voice with many funeral songs, but this one stands out because it offers a voice many are afraid to speak.

With death comes uncertainty, and what’s clear is we will never forget our loved ones, but the question of whether they will forget us is haunting. We’ll always have the memories, and we’ll always have the love we shared.

“Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran

Song Year: 2017

“Supermarket Flowers” has heartbreaking lyrics about losing a mother, grandmother, or any woman who loved as any mother would. It’s full of details about cleaning up their space, their clothes, and remembering the small things that made them.

It’s a reminder that they’re gone but shined in a positive light. It’s about the life they led with love and the impacts they had on others.

Ed Sheeran wrote this song about his own grandmother’s passing, which allows the song to evoke genuine grief, love, and pain.

“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

Song Year: 2008

“Make You Feel My Love” is another powerful song centered around love and the things we’d do for the people we love. Adele covers the original from Bob Dylan, but her piano-fueled version contains tones of sadness that can switch it from in love to love that’s passed.

Losing a beautiful woman, no matter who she was to you, isn’t easy. We overthink and regret what we didn’t say and how we acted once. Now that they’re gone, we’d do anything to show them that we love them.

“In the Stars” by Benson Boone

Song Year: 2022

Benson Boone creates a devastating, grief-struck track with his single, “In the Stars.” This song focuses on how we cling to someone who is gone and will never return, but we can’t let them go. Our love is so strong that the loss of that love is suffocating.

We miss them, and the grief is so powerful that we're stuck between life and death. They’ve left us alone on Earth, alive, but barely. We have no idea how to move forward without them. It’s a heart-wrenching song that depicts the horrifying truth of grief.

“There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill

Song Year: 2001

“There You’ll Be” is a song about acceptance, grief, and love. Faith Hill has a strong voice that evokes emotions and delivers a message of reassurance. The women we love and who love us would want us to move forward and remember the lessons they taught us.

This song focuses on the life they led before their passing. They were always there for us, so we’ll carry them and live with them in our hearts.

“Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World

Song Year: 2001

Jimmy Eat World creates a beautiful sound with gentle lyrics in their song “Hear You Me.” While the lyrics hint towards the words left unsaid and the words that will never be said again, the focus of the song isn’t regret but peace.

Losing a loved one is one of the worst things in life to endure, but this song offers a beautiful and gentle goodbye. We may be in pain, but we let them go so they can find peace. 

“How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding

Song Year: 2013

“How Long Will I Love You” is an ode to our loved one. Even when they’re gone, we will love them with all of our beings, and even once we reach our end, we’ll love them all the same.

Ellie Goulding relies on her voice and simple instruments to create a stunning love song that can also work as a goodbye song.

“Yesterday” by The Beatles

Song Year: 1965

The Beatles sing mournful and reminiscent lyrics in “Yesterday.” It’s a song that expresses how relationships can easily change and the blame we put on ourselves for letting them go, even when we have no choice.

It can also be interpreted as a gentle song about how our lover, daughter, or any woman in our life had to leave and didn’t say why. There isn’t always a reason why the ones we love have to leave us; sometimes, they just do.

“Two of Us” by Louis Tomlinson

“Two of Us” by Louis Tomlinson

Song Year: 2019 

“Two of Us” is a song about carrying on with life despite the pain of losing a loved one causes. It’s not necessarily for us, but because it’s what they would have wanted. As they’re no longer here, we have to fight to live a life for them and for ourselves.

Louis Tomlinson had written this song for his mother, who passed away, only to lose his sister soon after. It’s a song about strength, acceptance, and living through hardships because the strong and beautiful women who left would’ve wanted us to thrive.

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