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Cemmie Hartley Sr service is March 12th 2016. Cemmie Hartley the son of Fannie Mae and Willie Hartley was born May 5th 1934 in Williston, South Carolina. Cemmie Hartley Sr passed away peacefully to be with the lord, March 9th. Theresa and

Cemmie Hartley were married December 25th 1953 and were together throughout their lives and into death. Cemmie Hartley Sr and Theresa Hartley were some of the hardest workers on this earth and put their blood, sweat, and tears into everything they put their minds to.

His legacy is carried on throughout his children. Patricia Ann Campbell and Cemmie Hartley Jr. Also, their children, his grand children hold him close to their hearts, Chanel Nicole Hartley, and Paul Campbell Jr. and will also great grandchildren will have his image in their hearts. Aubrianna Theresa Campbell, Bonnie Jewel Hopkinson, Elijah J’mari Hopkinson, Jada Denayshia Hartley. Lastly, but not least his many nieces and nephew’s. He is thought of in death as his was in his life, courageous, generous, and most importantly always having a smile on his face and drink in his hand, ready for the next round.

He will be treasured in death as he was in life, his loss to this earth is felt around the world but is always a win when the pain stops and his joy begins. He is finally free and smiling in heaven with his wife, family, and friends, and takes his time looking over us, with his blessing, happiness, and fond, fond memories.

Sunrise: May 5, 1934
Sunset: March 9, 2016

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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.