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Archie Melvin Little, son of the late Henry Thomas Little and Lillie Bell Walton Little, was welcomed into the world on June 17, 1919 in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He was called to glory on October 3, 2015 at the Hudson View Nursing Home, North Bergen, NJ. He was 96 years young.

“Melvin” was raised in Whiteville, North Carolina, and was the oldest of 5 children. He had fond memories of his childhood, and as a young man, he played baseball, and was a die-hard New York Yankees fan. He was active in church and sang in a quartet with his brother John and two of his cousins. He loved fishing and hunting, and enjoyed that activity in his later years with his son Harvey.

Melvin met Winnie Geneva McMillan, “while she was picking strawberries”. They married in 1939, and started a family. The family moved to Jersey City, NJ for better job opportunities. Melvin and Winnie had 6 children together.

Melvin relocated to Massachusetts and spent many years in Roxbury and Dorchester. His friendly and easygoing personality made it easy for him to make friends, and he loved to tell stories while enjoying his pipe. He also made sure he purchased his “scratch off” lottery tickets regularly. After a long illness, Melvin moved back to Jersey City and became reacquainted with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed a close relationship with his granddaughter Lakima in his final years.

Melvin was proceeded in death by his parents, his brother John H. Little, and sisters, Geneva Livingston, Rosa Thompson, and Henrietta Currie. His youngest son, Larry Don also proceeded him in death.

Archie Melvin leaves to celebrate his memory his children; Lillie Mae Athill, of Newark, DE; Harvey Arizander Little (Mildred), of Jersey City, NJ; Patricia Ann Little, of Smyrna, DE; John Melvin Little and Mahogany Renee May (Cameron), both of Wilmington, DE. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren, in addition to a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sunrise: June 17, 1919
Sunset: October 3, 2015

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We share your pain from your family in Whiteville, NC. So sorry we are unable to be with you physically at this time. No words can express your pain, but I wish they at least console you. The beautiful soul that has departed shall rest peacefully in heaven. May the sweet memories and love of the passed soul, give you strength and courage to see out these times. Remember that your loss is shared by many friends and family who care and that you're in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer. May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.

May the love of friends and family be a source of comfort to you at this time. Love you

Jewel Thompson Register & Family

 

Dear Little Family

We offer you and your family deepest sympathy for the loss of father, grandfather uncle and other kinship. We bring your comfort, encouragement and hope based on God's word, the bible. Many have wondered where the dead go. What is the condition of the dead? Can the dead harm or help us? Long ago a man named Job asked: "If a man die, shall he live again?" (Job l4:14, King James Version). Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this. How would you feel, if you knew that a reunion with your loved ones was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions?

Well, the bible makes the promise: "Your dead ones will live. They will rise" "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will reside forever upon it." (Isaiah 16":19; Psalm 37:29).God's word realistically shows that it is natural to experience grief when loves ones die. If you would, take a moment to consider a few example of grief in the bible such as Abraham, David and Jesus' friend Lazarus. (Genesis 23:2, 2 Samuel 18:33 and John 1:35, 36).

The apostle Paul said at Acts 24:15: "I have hope toward God that there is going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous." We need to have faith in God's provision for multitudes to rise to life. Jesus made that promise to mankind at John 5:28.29: "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs (Gods memory) will hear his voice and come out. What joy there will be, when loved ones are awakened from death's sleep to live right here on earth forever! (Revelations 20:11-15) In the meantime faith will not remove all sorrow, but it will keep us close to God, who sends us comfort and hope to help us endure our loss. (Psalm 21:1-3: 2 Corinthians: 3).

I know Uncle Melvin's love ones were waiting for him when the curtain closed and he got off the train over yonder where Jesus is. I can hear his siblings saying it sure took you a long time to get here. We all must do what he has done one day. Uncle Melvin was an inspiration and role model for many .Uncle Melvin was loved by many. I enjoyed watching him packing and smoking his pipe. He was a great fisherman as a child and as an adult. He was everyone's boss and from a young child to death. May time and love bring you peace and may you take comfort in knowing an angel is now watching over you. Just hold on to God's unchanging hands. Look forward to reuniting with him one day. May God continue to bless you and keep you close to him always and forever. God loves you and so do I.
 

Sincerely
Jewel Thompson Register

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Captain Cornell Avery Scott (affectionately known as 'Sonny' by his family and 'Scotty' by his friends) was born on August 16, 1935 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Samuel C. and Susan Pearson Scott. Scotty was the youngest of three sons born to this union.

Scotty graduated from Henry Snyder High School and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice. After standing in for a blind date arranged by his mother for his brother HB who failed to show, he met the woman who would become his wife, Cynthia. They married in 1957 and enjoyed a wonderful, loving life together.

In 1965, Scotty joined the Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) and was a patrolman assigned to the 4th Precinct (later referred to as the West District). In 1967, Scotty was selected for the Officer Friendly Program, a model program to acquaint children with law enforcement officials as part of a community relations campaign, and began visiting the Jersey City District Schools speaking to students about 'safety and stranger danger'. In 1971, Scotty was promoted to Sergeant on Patrol and two years later, was assigned to the Internal Affairs Unit, a body of staff responsible for investigating the conduct of other officers.

In 1976, Scotty was promoted to Lieutenant and became the first Black Commander of the JCPD Internal Affairs Unit. Twelve years later, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and in 1990, he was asked to command the West District. He was the first Black Commander of the West District and under his command, the District received many commendations from the Mayor and the community. He served in the role until his retirement from the Department in 2000.

Following his retirement, he was called upon by the Jersey City Administration to assist in the 9/11 Recovery efforts. Scotty was a founding member of the Charlie Mays Scholarship Foundation and in 2015, he was inducted into the Trailblazers Pioneers of Jersey City. Scotty loved flying, boating, photography, music, his family and was an extensive world traveler, exploring dozens of countries with his wife by his side.

Scotty was pre-deceased by the love of his life, Cynthia Hill Scott and his two brothers, the Honorable Judge Samuel C. Scott II and Henry Benjamin (HB) Scott. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, David Scott (Patricia), daughter, Diane Scott, nephew, Samuel C. Scott III (Dona), niece,Sharen Mays, granddaughters, Danielle Grant-Keane (Devin) and Kimberly Scott, grandnephew Steven Christopher Scott (Dalila), and grandniece, Devon Thomas (Eric), cousin and close companion, Carolyn Scott Nelson, cousins Scott Nelson (Catherine) and Jennifer Nelson and a host of other relatives and friends.