Some of the kind feedback we have been sent by our clients over the last few years
Dear Julie, I want to thank you for the lovely service you conducted for my aunt Joyce's funeral. Your friendly manner made it seem as if you actually knew her, adding the humour that she would have appreciated and that was definitely appreciated by her family and friends. The service had the perfect balance of religious and secular elements and, although it sounds strange, we enjoyed celebrating Joyce's life in a way she chose and would have approved of.
Kind regards, Marie - Epsom
Hi Julie I wanted to thank you so much for mums funeral today the service was lovely and absolutely spot on I have had so much feed back from family and friends saying how much they enjoyed it and came out feeling uplifted. So again thanks very much from
Rod, Jean and Maureen - Littlehampton
Hi Julie, Thank you so much for the amazing Service you delivered. I have received some lovely comments.
One of my friends said she could have sat and listened to you all day : -)
Collette - Ashington
Hello Julie, Thank you very much for the service you did for my parents, I have received such amazing feedback from family and friends attending most saying that they have never been to such a nice service. You listened and carried out my requests completely and it was better than I could ever have wished for, such a wonderful send off for my parents.
We raised £185 at the service for the Friends of Worthing Hospital which I have made up to £300.
Thank you again Julie. Kind Regards
Hi Julie, Thank you for the lovely service for Cecil today, and also for my Dad's two weeks ago,
everyone remarked how lovely both services were! My Uncle Don in Australia said my Dad's service
was the best he had ever seen Kind regards,
Dear Julie, We just wanted you to know what a fantastic job you did yesterday at our Lara`s
funeral, your calm and reassuring manner helped us considerably. Your expert professional
skill in the way you conducted the event gave us a beautiful service, not only for us but for
all who attended. I had not heard of a Celebrant before, but I do now, and feel fortunate
that we got the best there is. Thank you so much. Regards.
Gary, Jenny, Julie, Jose - Lancing
Julie, So many complements about today. Everyone said that was one of the best funerals they had been to. You put it together and presented dads words so well Thankyou so much xxxx
Lesley - Worthing
Hello Julie, I cannot express my most grateful thanks for the way you portrayed my Fathers life and all the kind words you expressed. Everyone after the service said itt was the best Funeral/Cremation Service they had EVER attended'.
I will definitely recommend your services if I know of anyone that would like a celebrant style Service.
Gary - Worthing
Hi Julie, Just wanted to thank you for mums service today. We have had numerous compliments as to how personal the service was and that it felt very inclusive. We as a family are really pleased with how it went despite our loss and wanted to thank you for your professionalism in supporting us all. It felt like you were one of us.
Many thanks and best wishes
The Newman Family.
After a long painful battle my Dad passed away. I contacted JLM Connects (having never arranged a funeral
before, I was totally green)! I have to say your head is a bit all over the place at this time. Julie could not have been
more helpful and led myself, along with my Brother and Sister through the stages of what needed to be done.
Julie conducted our Dads service, and how beautiful it was. She has little caring touches that we had not seen before.
Our Mum is a very particular person and wanted everything to be just lovely for Dad. They had been together for 77
years and inseparable. Mum could not stop talking about the service. She was full of praise for Julie for conducting
such a beautiful flowing service. Julie also lead our chosen hymns. She stepped back from the mic and we heard a beautiful background soprano voice, which everyone appreciated. She has an efficient, caring, lovely way about her, and the service was beautifully written and spoken. Afterwards we discovered that her business partner Matt, could assist
Mum in the setting up Lasting Power of Attorneys. We hadn't realised just how important these are to have in place
for our Mum, and that they could be set up at a reasonable cost, due to Matt's assistance. We cannot praise
JLM Connects enough, and we asked them to put our thanks on their website.
Thank you so much, Gillian, Mum, Stephen, Jean and family.
Morning Julie, Just a quick email from me and my family to say thank you so much for a lovely service for
our Grandad yesterday. Everything you said couldn't of been more perfect and I'm sure he was looking down
laughing at us all with what we had to say about him .Thanks again
Hi Julie, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making Spikes service so special and thank you for getting me started on my script. You gave me the confidence not only to finish it, but also the confidence to stand up and read it. It was such a lovely service from start to end. We had so many comments from guest saying how good you were and how you kept the service flowing nicely. We are so glad you were chosen as our celebrant and will highly recommend you to others.
Once again, thank you.
Craig and Woo.
The service that you developed and presented for us was absolutely fabulous and the tone and depth touched all of those present in such a wonderful and very personal way. I think that I can say that we all took away a very special something that each will treasure and remember my Mum in a way that links the parting as something, yes, tinged with sadness, but also a joy of life so typical Mum's style of zest for seeing the positive in everything. Thank you so much.
Nikki, Dave, Nick and Don. - Estepona, Spain
Hi Julie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making today a beautiful day for my Grandmother. She would have been so happy with the service – it was so fitting and yet so touching. Thank you so much. Today was a celebration – I can’t thank you enough. Best wishes,,
Nick - Lancing and Singapore
Funeral and Probate 2017
Hi Julie, We would like to thank you for the excellent service you provided for us after Gills mothers death.
The service at Worthing Crem was professional and caring. We liked,very much, the way you delivered the eulogy by including the casket, a very nice touch. We were also very impressed with the service you and Matt provided for probate which once again was extremely professional ,and in our case extremely quick. Once again many thanks.
If we had a rating system there would be 5 stars. All the very best for the future
Gill & John - Littlehampton
Hi Julie, Just wanted to say a big thanks on behalf of myself and all Christine's family for the service today.
I had many comments from friends and family that it was the nicest service that they had attended.
So thanks once again, I don't think we could have wished for a better farewell to our Christine.
Dear Julie, I write to say a huge thank you for everything you did for us on the 22 June. Dad's funeral was everything we wanted it to be, and then some! Your words were so beautiful, and your dragonfly story was just right for the grandchildren. I really can't thank you enough - you turned a terrible day into a beautiful one with your professionalism and kindness. With very best wishes
Delyse and Phil - Worthing
Dear Julie, I just wanted to drop you a message to thank you for the lovely service you did for Grandad yesterday.
The bits you put in for the children were a lovely thought, and helped a lot with explaining things to James.
I think the whole service was exactly what Grandad would have wanted. Thanks again,
Rachel - Worthing
Hi Julie I would just like to thank you so much for the way you conducted the service for Phil - it was very uplifting. I have had a few letters saying what a wonderful celebration of phil's life and bearing in mind that you had never met him and spent a couple of hours with me it felt as though you had known us both. So thank you from all the family and myself - it certainly helped the day pass a little easier. Kind regards.
Avril - Littlehampton
We would also like to say a very big thank you for such a lovely service for our dad. Lots of people commented to us afterwards on how well it went.
Hi Julie, Mum and all of us would like to say thank you so much for making a painful day so lovely.
Everyone commented how well you presented the service and a cousin of mine said he wished his dad's had been as touching. Folk kept going up to mum to say how good it was and that it was so related to Dad. I felt there was more laughter during the day than tears, which is what we all needed.
I was particularly impressed that you knew the words to 'Blue is the colour' and getting all the grandchildren involved.
We raised a glass to Dad when Chelsea won the league recently and mum even wore his Chelsea shirt in his honour.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Debbie & Jeanette- Worthing
Hi Julie, I just wanted to thank you for conducting my Mums funeral with such warmth and attention to detail.
It was a tough day but everyone in my family commented on how lovely the service was.
Jacqui - Chichester
Dear Matt, Just to say thank you so much for helping me negotiate the Probate and Powers of Attorney etc etc upon the passing of John. It was nice to be able to hand it all over to you and know it was all being done correctly ! I will certainly recommend you to friends who may need this service. If you are round this way come and say hi! Thanks for everything. Best wishes
Wyn -Liss Hampshire
Hi Julie, we just wanted to say a big thank you to you for Mum's beautiful service. You put in a huge amount of work putting it all together exactly as we wanted it and we know Mum would have approved! You enabled us to give Mum
a send-off she would have been proud of, and that was of comfort to all her family and friends. If any funeral could be described as “wonderful”, that’s how we'll remember this one!
We were quite overwhelmed on the day with the number of people that attended and so many of them said what a wonderful service it had been. Thank you for all the hard work that you put in. It really meant so much to us all.
Best wishes, Tracy, Cindy, Clive and family x - Southwick, Shoreham, Bognor
Dear Julie, Thank you for the wonderful job you did for me. Joan would have been so pleased with the Service it was just the way she would have wanted. ,All our Friends said how good they thought you were . Kind Regards,
John - Rustington
We just wanted to a say a very big thank you for making yesterday's service so special. It really was perfect - thank you. You made our words into something personal and everyone said what a lovely service it was. We certainly gave our mum a good send-off! . We know you put in a lot of hard work and your kind, professional manner really helped us all. We received positive feedback from many of the attendees which was also really nice. Thanks again, with best wishes.
Nick, Terry and Lindsay - Worthing xx
Hi Julie, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make my dad's funeral such a special day. You were so kind and helpful. I can't thank you enough.
Kind regards, Joanna - Shoreham
Hi Julie, just wanted to say a huge thank you for making the celebration of my darling Graham's life so special for me, my daughters, my grandchildren and everyone who loved Graham so much. You were so perfect, just what I wanted for
him, the comments were amazing, if that is the right wording. Everyone said it was the most special dedication for Graham, You are truly a special lady, again thank you so much for helping us through such a heartbreaking time.
Liz - Worthing, xxx
Dear Julie, Just wanted to say thank you so much for today. You led a lovely service which was very much appreciated by all of us. Thank you for your special words to my children which I think really helped.
So thank you again for making a very sad time very special
Donna - Godalming, Surrey
Julie, Thank you for such a beautiful service our mum would have loved it. You did amazing we won't ever forget it.
Saffron, Tiffini and Charley - Lancing
Dear Julie, Just wanted to Thank you for the service you arranged and conducted for Anne-Marie. It exceeded mine and Christies expectations and was the most personal and intimate celebration that we could have wished for. So many of Anne's friends and family all said the same, which was a joy and comfort for us to hear. Many Thanks
Peter - Worthing
Julie it was so amazing and everyone should spoke to said the same...they said they felt the love and how personal it was...those who didn't know mom so well said they felt they did after...what more could we have hoped for. Thanks so much for all the little touches too...they meant so much...she would have loved that it was you doing it.
Christie - Worthing xx
Dear Julie, Kim and I would like to express our thanks and appreciation for your organisation of the recent funeral service for my father. We thought you conducted the service in a very professional, sensitive and caring manner of which Dad would have been delighted. Whilst it has always been a pleasure meeting you, it has seemed like too many recent times for the wrong reasons! We hope you enjoy a very Happy New Year. Kind regards
Kim and Peter - Worthing
Julie, so many messages coming in, and comments yesterday, about how beautifully the funeral was conducted. I have even had friends say it was the lovliest one they had attended. So again, my thanks for the way you made it work so well - which made it a happy and special memory for friends, family and especially for me.
Fay - Findon Valley
Dear Julie, Just a brief note to thank and applaud you and your team for how you conducted my mother’s funeral last week. Your professionalism and sensitivity were very much appreciated and, fittingly, my mother would most certainly have approved of the entire service.
Nigel - Worthing
Dear Julie, Thank you profusely for the amazing manner in which you conducted the service on Friday. You were absolutely the right person and I was very impressed by the way in which you assisted us in the preparation of the service. Your close empathy, support and suggestions were always very reassuring throughout the entire process, but really did shine through on the day of the funeral itself. As you know we all held the prospect of an actual burial in some trepidation. On reflection afterwards, in a bizarre way I found it quite an acceptable experience as an alternative to a cremation, and most importantly it was what Malcolm had requested. I think we all did his funeral proud. So many of those present came up to me during the wake saying how uplifting they had found the ceremony to be and how good you had been in conducting it. For that, we are all truly grateful. On a personal note, I am also so pleased you persuaded me to speak, so thank you for that. It was by far one of the hardest things I have ever done, but i'm so glad I did it.
Mark - Quorn, Leicestershire,
Thank you so very much for yesterday....it was a perfect send off and you did my mum ....and us all ....proud with your beautiful service. Several people said to us afterwards that it was the nicest one they'd ever been to!
Thank you, Love Lou and Family xxx Worthing
Paperwork sorted out and regular visits now in place 2015-2016
Dear Matt, I wanted to write a personal letter of thanks, for I don't know what I would have done over the past year without your regular visits to assist me. Whenever I have asked, you have visited. My paperwork is now in order and you have gradually helped me to understand all the financial matters that I had previously worried about so much. Hard not to be a worrier, but it gives me great confidence that you call on me each quarter, and I can ring you any time in between visits to discuss a need with you without cost. I cannot endorse your company enough. Thank you for your continued help.
Kind regards Nick - Worthing
Many thanks for helping us organise a wonderful service for Dad. Monday was a very difficult day for us but your words were very comforting and managed to sum up who Dad was very well! May I also thank you personally for giving me the confidence to deliver the eulogy. I wasn't sure I would be able to, but you completely erased any doubts I had, and were right, as on the day I actually really enjoyed it! Also, the smaller touches, like the slide show and the fruit pastilles, were much enjoyed by all and I hope added to the personal touch we had hoped to achieve. We are so pleased Adam contacted you as the service was perfectly organised, had the right amount of sadness and humour within and ended up on a joyful note as we had hoped.
We are 100% sure Dad would have really enjoyed his funeral! Thanks again,
Valerie, Fiona, Linda and Nigel -Worthing
Julie, Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday, it was the best service I have been to,
And it was a pleasure to have met you. Sue and I just wanted to say thank you for your kindness and expertise.
With all our best wishes, Bob and Sue - Lancing
Assistance following bereavement 2016
Hi Matt and Julie,, just want to send you a huge heartfelt thank you for all you have both done for me. There is no way on this earth I would ever been able to fill in all those complicated forms without your help. You have both been so kind and caring helping me sort out everything. I did ask Matt to send me an extra bill but he just smiled and waved his hands in the air. Thank you so much for all the time you have given me. I will never forget your patience and kindness. Wishing you both all the best life has to offer. Nina xx Worthing
May I take this opportunity on behalf of Annette, Teresa and myself to thank you for such an amazing service for Dad I'm quite sure that between us we did dad proud! Many came up to us after complimenting you on your delivery and content. We know you have gone far and beyond in giving up extra time as well. We are most touched! Words cannot explain how appreciative we are. Clare, Annette and Teresa xxx Worthing
Dear Julie, Both my family and I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful service which you prepared and lead on Friday to help us celebrate Ruth's life. She would have been so pleased as I am certain it was exactly as she would have wished. All the many friends and colleagues who were there were all very impressed with the way in which you helped us all to remember Ruth and the lovely way in which we were all able to say our goodbyes.
Thank you once again it will stay with me for many years to come. Terry- Worthing
Hi Julie, I'd like to just say thank you for your support and kindness and the fantastic service you did for my dad. Everyone has said how lovely it was and how you came across like a family friend.
Take care Chris x Worthing
Lasting power of Attorney for Dad 2016
Hi Matt,, Just wanted to thank you for your assistance in sorting out the LPA.. You have made a very stressful situation much easier for me. Very best wishes Jackie- Worthing
Probate Assistance 2016
Hi Julie and Matt, just want to send you a huge heartfelt thank you for all you have both done for me. There is no way on this earth I would ever been able to fill in all those complicated forms without your help. You have both been so kind and caring helping me sort out everything. I did ask Matt to send me a further bill but he just waved his hands in the air. I must owe you both something for all the extra time you have given me. Thank you both again, I will never forget your patience and kindness. Wishing you both all the best life has to offer.
Nina xx -Worthing
We want to thank you both for the excellent service you gave on behalf of my Mum yesterday. We thought the words you put in, the poems and music all went so well together. Everyone was coming up to us after the funeral to say what a beautiful service it was and how "personal" it was to Mum. Once again thank you so much for helping us to get through yesterday. You made it so much easier. With love and best wishes
Jill & John - Brighton Marina
On behalf of all the family I would like to say a very big Thank You for the beautiful service you gave Mum on the 29th December. Everything went so smoothly, and was truly a celebration of her life. Your warmth and professionalism turned a sad occasion into something positive and uplifting. Thank you once again.
With best wishes for 2016, Linda - Devon
I just wanted to write and thank you so much for giving Mum such a lovely send off. We loved the way you made it all
about Mum and it truly was a celebration of her life. I'm sure had she been there [who knows she might well
have been] she would have loved your eulogy, readings and music. Dad has not stopped talking about the service and how much he felt everything suited Mum perfectly. So Julie, once again, thank you so much, you made a very difficult time for us all bearable. With best wishes Jackie - Worthing
Julie, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything that you did in helping me arrange my mum’s funeral with me. You offered such a warm and caring yet professional service. The delivery was perfect and I had endless comments at the wake praising how great you were and how you captured the personalities of the readings so well. You were there to talk to in arranging every last detail whenever I needed it. Thank you so much for all your help and support, you were truly wonderful in such a difficult time.
Sam, Pete family and Bump xx
"I'D STILL BE DOING PROBATE NOW" If I hadn't involved Matt and Julie from JLM Connects.
They explained in simple positive language what the processes would be and the deadlines that we would aim for throughout the affair. They were available at all times and adopted a 'hands on' approach that allowed progress to be made much quicker than I expected. Talking to other people who either were or have been executors they were amazed as to how quickly we achieved probate, especially as the estate was not simple to administer. (Included clearing and selling the house) I cannot stress enough how much they made my life easier and if you need help then these two committed professionals would be extremely hard, if not impossible to better.
Ray. B -. Barnham
Julie, Thank you for the service today. Everyone said what a great tribute you gave and how well the service went. I think you put everyone at ease and turned the sadness people had into a celebration of mums life. It was as if you personally knew her. Best Wishes
Terry M - Worthing
Hi Julie & Matt, I wanted to drop you a line to say a heartfelt thanks for the amazing service you gave for Dad. Everyone who attended...and I mean everyone, made a point of telling us how touched they were by the service. I think your delivery, and your respect of us, but mainly Dad and our sense of humour, is something we are very grateful for. Dad would have very much liked both of you, which made the difficult process a lot easier. So thank you so much for your guidance, respect and warmth you showed us all. I will never forget it.
Emma S -Cornwall
Hello Julie, I felt I had to write to you to say a very very big thank you for all your work yesterday at Andrews funeral. I know everyone was very impressed with everything you said, Especially me. So thank you again With love and best wishes
Lasting power of Attorney
Thank you so much Matt for helping us to set up LPA's. You made it so clear and easy to understand. You explained each part of the process so well that we felt totally safe in your hands. We wish more people knew about you being here in Worthing to help. It's nice to have a business locally that really cares about people. And at such good price. We are so grateful to you for helping us. Please call in and say hello any time you are passing. The kettle will always go on for you and Julie.
Gerald & Sadie B -Worthing
My family and I would like to say thank you very much for the lovely service you gave for my husband. I spoke to most of the 73 people who attended the wake and they all said the same. A letter I received afterwards from my dear friends said it was the nicest funeral they had ever been to where the mixture of words and music were perfectly put together and the whole occasion, although sad was in the right spirit, carried out in exactly the right manner. Thank you so much
Val P - Worthing
With little experience of funeral arrangements I was extremely hesitant and nervous to the extent of becoming quite anxious about the responsibility involved. Thank you Julie and Matt for putting me at ease. Your supportive and compassionate professionalism helped me focus on the important aspects . Your attentive listening helped me and a very unique and personal service resulted, very much tailored to celebrate the life of my unique mum. Anxiety and nerves allayed, the day was so well prepared I was able to conduct my private reading knowing your support was right there. The music and pictures were perfectly planned. It all resulted in a perfect service most befitting for my wonderful mum. This perfect send off has truly helped my family and I move forward into 2015 with the fondest memories. I can’t thank you both enough.
Martin C -Brighton
I didn't really get a chance to thank you properly for the wonderful celebration for John that you co-ordinated for us on Tuesday. I'm back up in Derby now after a hectic two days, and we're about to view it on website with stepdaughter.
My son and sister both sent massive praise for the service. You really helped us to celebrate in a perfect fashion.
I'm still singing the yodelling song!
Graham H - Derby
I would like to thank you for the lovely service for my Brother John. It was very moving and the webcast was a wonderful idea, as it would have been difficult for us to attend under our current circumstances. Eric and I felt we were there close to the family and to John. Thank you again
Christine and Eric H- Canada
My father and I would like thank Matt and yourself for all the work you put in regarding the reading at my mothers funeral in October 2014. Everybody remarked how well you delivered it and what a lovely celebration of her life.
Linda N- Horsham
When obtaining probate for my late fathers complicated estate early 2014, I found I was getting no where with solicitors.
I contacted JLM Connects. Thank you Julie and Matt for working tirelessly and always being on hand to answer any queries. Your charges were extremely fair and you explained everything clearly. So very supportive at a difficult time. I cannot recommend your company JLM Connects highly enough.
Jayne J Patcham Brighton
"Thank you very much for seeing me today. It is not very pleasant sorting out the affairs of a loved one who has died and you made it quite a pleasant exercise. You were meticulous, not only while I was present but also in your follow up messages received when I got home. I feel happy now that this job has been done. I did not want to admit I was delaying the completion of probate, and feel much happier now. Many, many thanks,
Terry G. Sutton