Some tombstones are embellished with artwork that represents ivy leaves or ivy vines.
Ivy is always green and will survive under harsh conditions. Because of this it is associated with immortality and fidelity.
Ivy clings to a support, which symbolizes friendship, attachment, and undying affection.
Ivy leaves may also symbolize longevity or the clinging memory of the deceased.
Ivy leaves have 3 points, which symbolizes the Trinity.
What are the plants, and their meaning, on the left side, opposite the ivy, on the Roller and Heffner tombstones?
They are palm branches and they symbolize victory, rejoicing, triumph, immortality, and peace and are associated with victory over death and eternal life.