What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents.

Here at Family1st we are Commissioned Notary Publics who perform Notarial Acts in the state of Ohio. This means that we not only provide remarkable Customer Service but we are also able to Notarize Affidavits, POA’s(Power of Attorney), Wills  and other documents that need notarizing as long as the Customer/Client has a valid Government-Issued form of identification.

About the Owner

De'Jarnira Carlisle

I am De’Jarnira Carlisle (De’Ja) the owner and one of the founders of Family1st Notary LLC. I am an Ohio Commissioned and Authorized, Background screened, Mobile/Remote Online Notary Public and Loan Signing Agent.

I am Certified by the National Notary Association and a member of both NNA and the American Association of Notaries. As this industry grows and the world is constantly changing, I make sure to remain up-to-date on all state of Ohio Notary laws, procedures and processes. Any courses that I feel would be beneficial to enhance already learned or new skills, I make sure to take advantage of.

I have in excess of 25  years in the customer service industry. Therefore I am fully aware of how important it is to take care of our customers’ needs and requests. I am a Mom of 5 and Grandmother of 8 so staying organized and consistent is a must. As one of our customers you will be treated like Family so your experience is just as important as ours. We bring integrity and our values to the table… meaning WE STAND BY OUR WORK AND WE STAND BY YOU BECAUSE FAMILY COMES 1ST!

I would love to be able to discuss and assist with your notarial needs. Please feel free to contact me through the website or via phone at 216-282-6193. We are also available on most social media platforms. 

Thank you patronizing our business and allowing us to BRING OUR BUSINESS TO YOU!


Reliability and timeliness is critical to our success. Your time is valuable and we value your trust in us. We are there for you when you need Family1st because your documents are important and we respect the often time sensitive nature of your needs.


We are required to carry E&O (Errors and Omissions- for any Notarial Errors made by our company). With interstate commerce, borrowers have limited to no face-to-face interactions with their lenders or title companies. One of our staff members will be happy to be the representative that makes sure all of your documents are handled Professionally and Expediently.


Professional service is one of our core traits because being organized, knowledgeable, and providing great customer service. Family1st’s focus to rise above the noise and give great, professional service is what makes us so successful now and in the future.

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