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Carroll Gerard (Malik) Barron, 61, died and made his journey home on the morning of Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence in Jersey City, NJ. He was born on October 17, 1952 in Newark, NJ to Lois Ida Barron-Ivy (nee Wilson) and the late Carroll Barron Jr. He was the eldest of four children and the oldest brother to Debra Barron, the late Geoffrey Barron and Stephanie Ragsdale.

Carroll was also the stepson of the late Mattie Barron of Matawan, NJ. He was a beloved brother-in-law to Luther Ragsdale II. Carroll attended school and received his education in the Newark and Matawan, NJ school systems prior to attending Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ. During the following years until his sudden death, his career included being a sales representative for Anheuser Busch, he worked at Time Warner and as a telecommunication account representative at Broadview Networks and at Central Business Solutions in NY.

A kind, smart and sensitive man, Carroll was a self-taught drummer, a lover of jazz and he was a music enthusiast of all types and genres. He loved music so much that he could have been called a human music encyclopedia; he was able to tell you who wrote a song, the month and year the song came out, even the various artists who sang a specific song.

Carroll enjoyed reading various daily newspapers and looked at and listened to a variety of news non-stop. He read and consumed all types of books and literature. You could always count on Carroll to engage you in a strong and passionate conversation surrounding all types of history, politics, sports and religions; you name it.

Carroll had a deep sense of family and togetherness. He had a strong desire to connect, reunite and bond family members across the generations. He was compassionate and empathetic toward others, eager to understand and help where he could. He also enjoyed his role in keeping the family informed of their heritage, sharing family stories and photos. He loved keeping in touch by phone, email and Facebook.

Carroll had a wonderful sense of humor, he loved to laugh and have a good time with his families, extended family and friends. He had the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone in his presence. He was just that kind of guy.

Carroll loved Allah, the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.

Carroll leaves, in love, his son Phillip Reynolds, his sweetie and better half Belinda Williams, her children Lashawn Garnes, Lamar Williams and granddaughter Zaniyah Williams.

He is also survived by his mother, sisters, brother-in-law, niece, nephews and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends the world over.

Sunrise: October 17, 1952
Sunset: February 11, 2014

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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.