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About Us

Our Ministry and Mission is to Help YOU Bring Your Loved One’s Story to Life”

  • We are an obituary writing service.

  • We also write celebratory life tributes. 

Meet Your Last Story’s Editor & Story Writer

Hello, I’m Lisa Dodson

I’m a retired English Teacher, and I’ve donated my services to help numerous families prepare the last story for their loved ones for over 20 years. My passion for assisting families in writing their loved one’s life story began as I noticed, again and again,  that obituaries didn’t reflect the personality of the person’s real life. Most obituaries seemed only a long list of disconnected facts about the person. Seldom did readers walked away feeling more connected to this person. So, I began asking families if they would allow me to help them share their loved one’s last story. I noticed that this invitation eased so much burden from the shoulders of the family. 

During our time gathering memories, the families would laugh, pause for thought, or even weep, but love-filled the space. What I noticed most is that what would have been an unbearable and frustrating chore, became a journey of fond and loving memories. I learned that this simple invitation to help families share their loved one’s story, inspired me to launch Your Last Story–Obituary & Celebratory Writing Service, which helps families share their loved one’s life story, whether they’re living or leaving, but a story filled with life and personality.

Here’s how Your Last Story–Obituary & Celebratory Writing Service process works:


Step 1 – Read this How the Process Works Steps. After reading the four steps, click this  Order Request link to complete the Story-Fact Form and pay the 50.00 non-refundable deposit

Step 2After the deposit is paid, we’ll schedule a 15-30 minute consultation to gather your story-facts, and then we’ll start to create or edit-revise story building process. You’ll receive a conference call reading of the first draft within 1-2 business days.  

(Note–Pricing varies when consultation exceeds 15 minutes for edit-revision and 30 minutes to create your story. Completing the YLS Story-Fact form saves considerable time, but we are willing to assist you without the form; however, there’s an additional fee if the consultation exceeds the allotted time frame.)

Step 3 – Based on your feedback, we’ll make the needed changes and build a final draft for your approval.  

(Note–Please review your story-draft carefully. Once your finalized story is returned to you, there is an additional fee to reopen your story to make additional revisions.)

Step 4 – After the balance is paid, we’ll email your loved one’s Your Last Story–Obituary or Celebratory final draft and Family Tribute (if one is submitted) through Google Doc format; however, the finalized story-draft can be submitted through  Pages or Word formats, if requested. 

Your Last Story–Obituary & Celebratory Writing Service retains ownership this  final draft; however, you have the liberty to share the story, with the exception of selling this story for profit. 

Thank you for allowing Your Last Story–Obituary & Celebratory Writing Service to help tell your loved one’s life story,  

Lisa Dodson, YLS Editor-Story Writer



  • Create YLS–Loved One
  • Edit & Revise YLS
  • Edit Only YLS
  • Create YLS–Newspaper Entry
  • Edit & Revise YLS–Newspaper Entry
  • Create YLS–Tell Your Own Story Before You Go
  • Create YLS–Life Legacy–Tribute to Your Loved One
  • Edit & Revise YLS–Life Legacy–Tribute to a Loved One
  • Create Love You/Thank You framed Tribute to a Loved One
  • Edit & Revise Love You/Thank You framed Tribute to a Loved One
  • Prepare Program Template
  • Prepare Program Template & Print Program
  • Prepare Love You/Thank You framed Tribute Template


Contact us to learn more or to schedule a consultation or get pricing.

It’s All In The Family

Share Your Loved One’s Last Story


  • Senior Aged Loved One
  • Military Loved One
  • Gone Too Soon, Teen-Young Adult  Loved One
  • Returned to Heaven, Infant Loved One
  • Your BFF-Bestie Loved One
  • Furry-Feathered-Scaly Family Pet Loved One
  • Tell Your Own Story Before You Go
  • Life Legacy–Tribute to a Loved One
  • Love You/Thank You framed Tribute to a Loved One

Payment Options

Please make your 50.00 deposit here.

Full payment and tips can made here too.

Note--Input the total manually. 

Name of Story Recipient(Required)
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Consultation Meetings

Via Zoom, phone, or in-person at a central public location

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