obituaries with care, compassion, and verve

At dear person, Jamie gathers your loved one’s essential stories and builds them into a portrait that’s as unique as he or she was.

... She was the best car crooner around and had a special fondness for Tom Petty. ...

... He loved to eat Good and Plentys while playing dominos. ...

... She changed her hair color with the seasons, though in the end she went with a shade called red hot cinnamon. ...

... He had the patience for complicated origami and could fold up a tent like nobody’s business. ...

... She could rip off the price tags from a new item of clothing so stealthily, they’d be in the garbage before you could grab a pair of scissors. ...

What did everyone love about him or her?

That’s my favorite question to ask. Telling your departed loved one’s stories can be a soothing activity and is one of the best ways to honor his or her life.

But when you’re grieving it can be difficult to find a space to be reflective and thoughtful and eloquent while also doing the research necessary for an obituary. That’s where I can help.

My services

obituaries • living obituaries • eulogies & speeches

Writing an obituary yourself, but need some guidance?

While I’m here to help you with the process, if you want to do the writing yourself, I have written two short ebooks to help: one describes how to write an obituary for a loved one, and the other will guide you through the process of writing your own obituary.

My ebooks

Who are you writing the obituary for?