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Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in his infinite wisdom, decided it was time to call his faithful servant, Dorothy, home.

Dorothy Marie Murray Frierson was born on March 17, 1928 to Theodore J. Murray and Susan Ramsay Murray. Dot, as we lovingly called her, passed away at home on August 18, 2014. Dorothy was born in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Sumter, SC at age 6 where she attended Elementary and High School. She later moved to Jersey City where she met and married her sweetheart, the late Jake Frierson. From this union, two children were born, daughter, Sheila Frierson and son, Aubrey Frierson. Dot loved and cherished her children and grandchildren, Jeremy Hudson and Kendall Frierson.

Dorothy loved caring for people and after raising her children she went back to school to complete her education and became a licensed practical nurse. She was employed by the Meadowview Hospital for many years. Dorothy loved the Lord and brought up her children in a Christian environment. She was a member of the Monumental Baptist Church for many years. Later she became a member of the Claremont Presbyterian Church. Dorothy loved to sing and was a member of several choirs where she often sang solos. Dorothy loved fashion and her favorite color was pink. She often made her own clothes and hats. You could call her a fashionista.

With Age comes wisdom and anyone who knew her knew she was very wise. She was very knowledgeable about many subjects. If you wanted to know something all you had to do was ask Dot and 9/10 times she knew the answer and if not she would refer you to someone who did. Dorothy loved to travel. You could find her vacationing throughout the United States as well as Internationally. Some of the places she visited are China, Japan, Hawaii, Israel, Egypt, Rome, Jerusalem, Germany, Mexico and many of the Caribbean Islands.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Jake, parents, Theodore and Susan Murray, brothers, Theodore Jr., and George Murray and sister, Doris Murray Moody.

Living to cherish her memory are her two children, Sheila and Aubrey (Earnestina) Frierson, three sisters, Audrey Servance, Beverly (Wali) Islam and her surrogate sister and brother, Owena and Wilbur Wilson, two grandsons, Jeremy Hudson and Kendall Frierson, Godchildren Dorian Wilson, Michael Frierson, Samuel Mason, Jr., Carla Brown, Sherry Cunningham, Ann Nickson, Aunt Ella Cabell and special niece Robin Frierson-Pittman, adopted sons, James Choice, Eddie McQueary, Alfred Robinson, Donald Stewart, adopted daughters, Sheila Johnson, Lana Rush, Naisha Andrews, Marsha Blount, Linda Miller-Mitchell, and Dorothy Maureen Smith, adopted grandsons, Rickie and Jarett Smith, special cousin, Naomi White, special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Heyward, Alberta Miller, Gardenia and Donna Scott, Samuel and Katherine Mason, Dr. Edith Bland Phillips and husband, Oscar Phillips, Susan and Fred Brown, Mr. James Young, Mr. Thurston Andrews and a host of neices, nephews and friends.

Sunrise: March 17, 1928
Sunset: August 18, 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.