Occupation: Owner, C&L
Mobile Notary Service
Years as a Notary: 10
"Don’t Put Money Ahead Of Doing Things Right"
Navy veteran Crystal Whiteside-Lemon became a Notary to get the job done right. She worked for a firm that focused on construction closings and noticed that NSAs were making many mistakes on closing documents while providing poor customer service. So she became the in-house Notary who performed all closings. This influenced her decision to make a business out of her commission.
Owner of C&L Mobile Notary Service, LLC. since 2008, she has established herself as a knowledgeable resource for new Notaries, who track her down for mentorships. “I take great pride in demonstrating trustworthiness with devotion to detail with each notarial act performed,” she said.
Through her business, she offers many services to the community, including officiating at wedding ceremonies as
an ordained minister for all couples in love. Her business is also approved to perform notarizations for Florida Correctional Facilities.
Whiteside-Lemon’s philanthropic soul came to life when she was a 7th grader singing for a youth choir. Once she
realized she couldn’t carry a tune, she started raising her hand for other volunteer opportunities. That didn’t stop
when she grew up. For the last five years, she has been a volunteer tax preparer and site coordinator through
United Way of Northeast Florida’s RealSense financial stability initiative.
She spends each tax season helping families find refunds and understand their tax returns. Her mother was the source of true inspiration. She raised more than 19 children — including her own, adopted children and foster children. When there was a child in need, her mother did not hesitate to help and provide a loving home.
Even in retirement, Whiteside-Lemon will continue to grow her mobile Notary business and keep raising her
hand for volunteer projects.
[Excerpt from March 2018 "The National Notary" magazine.]