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The Origin of The Deadbook: A Legacy of Love and Preparation
On Death

The Origin of The Deadbook: A Legacy of Love and Preparation

Life’s only certainty is its unpredictability. One moment, everything is smooth sailing, and the next, a sudden storm can alter the course of our lives. This was the stark reality faced in August 2022 when Tripp and Jess TIllery unexpectedly lost thier beloved mother and mother in law. The grief and chaos that followed highlighted a crucial gap: the need for a comprehensive end-of-life plan. This realization was the seed that blossomed into The Deadbook.

A Personal Journey

Our journey began with heartache but transformed into a mission to help others avoid the overwhelming turmoil of estate planning and estate administration. Susan Tillery's passing was not just a loss; it was a wake-up call. Instead of being left scrambling, trying to piece together her wishes, manage her affairs, and find solace amidst the chaos, Susan had left behind a binder with all the information on one place so we could grieve and not worry about searching for the needed documents or accounts. It was an emotional whirlwind compounded by practical challenges. This experience underscored the importance of having everything in order, not just for oneself but for the loved ones left behind.

The Birth of The Deadbook

Driven by our personal experience, we envisioned The Deadbook as more than just a business. It’s a lifeline for those navigating the complexities of end-of-life planning. Our goal is to provide a high-quality, affordable solution for Americans aged 45+, who bear the brunt of these responsibilities. We understand the common misconceptions that deter people from planning: the belief that they lack sufficient assets, the perceived high costs of estate planning, the misconception that a simple will or trust is enough, and the overwhelming question of where to start. We are here to dispel these myths and provide clear, actionable guidance.

Inspired by Love

The inspiration behind The Deadbook is deeply personal. It’s a tribute to the lefacy of the founders mothr, a way to honor her memory by helping others avoid the pain and confusion typically endured during end-of-life administration. Her sudden departure left a void, but it also ignited a passion within us to create something meaningful in the legacy planning space. We wanted to turn our loss into a source of empowerment for others, ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to leave a well-organized legacy.

Our Vision

At The Deadbook, our vision is clear: to simplify end-of-life planning, making it accessible and straightforward for everyone. We believe that planning for the inevitable should not be a luxury but a necessity. Our products are designed to be user-friendly, comprehensive, and affordable. We want to eliminate the barriers that prevent people from taking this crucial step, providing them with peace of mind and a sense of security.

A Family Endeavor

The Deadbook is not just a business; it’s a family endeavor. Run by a husband-and-wife duo, we bring a personal touch to everything we do. Our journey from loss to empowerment has shaped our approach, ensuring that empathy and understanding are at the heart of our services. We know firsthand the emotional and practical challenges of end-of-life planning, and we are committed to easing this burden for our clients.

Join Us on This Journey

We invite you to join us on this journey. The Deadbook is more than a product; it’s a community of individuals dedicated to preparing for the future and protecting their loved ones. By planning ahead, you can ensure that your legacy is managed according to your wishes, sparing your family from unnecessary stress and confusion.

Visit our website to learn more about our mission and explore our products. Follow us on Instagram for updates, tips, and insights on end-of-life planning. Together, we can turn a difficult conversation into a powerful act of love and preparation.