• Anchor/Ships – Christian hope or indication that the deceased was of the Seafaring profession
• Angel, Flying- Rebirth, Resurrection.
• Angel, Trumpeting- Resurrection.
• Angel, Weeping- Grief and Mourning.
• Bird, Flying- Resurrection.
• Broken Column -- Loss of the Head of the Family
• Broken Ring -- Family Circle Severed
• Butterfly – Fragility of life.
• Candle being Snuffed – Time running out, Mans mortality
• Coffin, Father Time, Picks & Shovels -- Mortality of Man
• Corn -- Ripe Old Age
• Cross -- A sign of Christian Faith
• Crossed Swords -- High-ranking military person.
• Crown- The glory of life after death.
• Curtains- Mourning; Mortality.
. Dog - Loyalty, vigilance and courage.
• Dove- Purity and Devotion
. Dove Descending - Representation of the Holy Spirit
• Flame upturned - Resurrection, eternal life
. Flame downturned - Death.
• Flower with Severed Stem- Shortened life.
• Fruits -- Eternal plenty
• Full-Blown Rose -- Prime of Life
• Garland or Wreath- Victory over death.
. Grapes - The blood of Christ.
. Grieving Widow - The loss of a husband. Mortality
• Grim Reaper- Death, Mortality.
• Hand, Pointing Up- Pathway to heaven; Heavenly reward.
• Heart- Love; Love of God, Mortality.
• Hourglass- Passing of time. Sometimes will have wings.
• Ivy -- Friendship and Immortality
. Lantern/Torch - Mortality. One of the Gravediggers Tools
• Lamb- Innocence. A child of God.
• Laurel Wreath -- Victory over death
• Oak Leaves and Acorn -- Maturity, Ripe Old Age
• Pick- Death, Mortality. One of the Gravediggers Tools
• Rod or Staff- Comfort for the bereaved.
• Roses -- Brevity of earthly existence
• Scythe- Death.
• Seashell- Resurrection; Life everlasting; Life's pilgrimage.
• Skull- Man's Mortality.
• Skull/ Crossed Bones- Death. Man's Mortality.
• Skeleton- Life's brevity.
• Snake (Tail in Mouth)- Eternal life in heaven.
• Spade- Mortality; Death. One of the Gravediggers Tools.
• Sun Rising- Renewed life.
• Sun Shining-Life everlasting.
• Sun Setting- Death.
. Three of Anything - The Holy Trinity of Father, Son & Holy Spirit
• Tombs -- Mortality
• Tree- Life.
• Severed Branch- Mortality.
• Trumpeters -- Heralds of the Resurrection
• Urn- Immortality (an ancient Egyptian belief was that life would be restored through vital organs placed in an Urn after death)
• Winged Face- Effigy of the deceased soul; the soul in flight. Mortality
• Winged Skull- Flight of the soul from mortal man. Mortality
• Wreath- Victory.
• Wreath on Skull- Victory of death over life.