10 November 2017

Requiem Aeternam Dona Eis (Even More Latin in the Cemetery)

Image taken April 2011 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.


Joseph Paul Powell, III (1959-2010)

Mr. Powell, son of Christine Harkness Powell, was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Two lines on his granite ledger marker are in Latin:

Requiem Aeternam Dona Eis.
Domine: Et Lux Perpetua Luceat Eis.

This prayer for the dead translates to English as follows:

Grant Them Eternal Rest, O Lord.
And Let The Light Shine Upon Them.


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