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Barbara Lynn Hill daughter of Alease Hill and the late Reverend Calvin Hill, was born on November 4, 1957 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She later married and of that union, Barbara had one daughter, Brittany Harold (deceased). Barbara was predeceased by a dear sister Doris C. Britton.

Barbara attended Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City, New Jersey. She then enrolled full-time into The Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York. It was there that she nurtured her love for fashion, hair and make-up. Soon after leaving F.I.T., Barbara’s sense of style and entrepreneurial spirit took off. Barbara’s eye for clothing and design made her one of New Jersey’s best seamstresses, winning many awards and accolades for her God-given talent. After relocating to Atlanta, Georgia in 1999, Barbara continued her studies. She matriculated into The Art Institute of Atlanta where she studied Fashion Retail. At the time of her passing, Barbara was a student at the International School of Skin, Nail Care, and Massage Therapy.

Throughout her career, Barbara was an entrepreneur. In 2005 she launched her own business, “Simply Barbara” which had the motto “Touching Faces, Changing Lives”. She also worked as a certified fashion consultant, hairstylist and independent makeup artist for major theatrical and fashion productions. During her time in Atlanta, Barbara was also employed at Nordstrom and Macy’s where she worked as a Retail Manager.

Barbara accepted Christ early in life and was baptized at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Jersey City, New Jersey. As a young girl and throughout her life, Barbara always kept Christ and the word of God as her guide. Upon moving to Atlanta, she joined the New Birth Missionary Church where she remained a faithful member until her passing.

On May 27, 2014, Barbara unexpectedly took ill. She departed this life on May 30, 2014, when she peacefully went home to be with the Lord.

Surviving to cherish Barbara’s precious memories are a beloved mother, Mrs. Alease Hill, Northfield, NJ; two loving brothers, Kevin Hill, Jersey City, NJ and Lesley Hill, Mableton, GA.; caring sister-in-law, Kellie Hill, Mableton, GA.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends, a special friend, Jerry Moody of Atlanta, GA.

Sunrise: November 4, 1957
Sunset: May 30, 2014

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I just want to say last time we spoke it was 3 years ago and we shared special words of happy times in our life, growing up as young girls, and we laughed. You alway had a beautiful soul and you shared with me about your health. I'm glad we stay in touch you lived a great life. Now we must rest until God calls us to speak with him about our journey on his earth. I'm sure he will be pleased because he gave you the gift of beauty, in and out. I will miss you Barbara, my childhood friend and l will always love you. Goodbye for now. Lisa from wade street, Jersey City.

Ms Lisa Harper

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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.