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Edith Wellington Smith was born on June 2, 1936 to Daniel Felder, Sr. and Sadie Tyler Felder in Jersey City, New Jersey. Edith remained a life long resident graduating from Public School #22 and Ferris High School.

Edith departed this life on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Christ Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

A talented and stylish woman Edith was employed at Paul Monroe in Union City as the Head Seamstress for a number of years. She taught many friends the art of sewing, crocheting and knitting. Many family and friends were in awe of Edith’s talent. She even designed her own wedding gown. Edith was also a Mary Kay Representative where she reached the level of Golden Girl AND Superstar as she strived for the companies major perk, the Pink Cadillac.

She married Franklin Smith of Mullins, South Carolina and couple resided in her hometown. 

From this loving union two children Timothy W. Smith and Leslie F. Smith were born. Edith was a devoted and loving mother.

Edith was concerned about the conditions of her neighborhood residents and became a member of the Communipaw Avenue Block Association. She was an active member of The First Baptist Church, where Reverend Frances Day serves as Pastor. Edith loved reading scripture in the Bible. It was her spirtual commitment that caused Edith to be concerned about people’s lives and to help and counsel many.

A gregarious and fun loving lady...Edith and friends in her building were often seen playing Phase 10 and Bingo ...a popular pastime.

Edith was well loved and respected by family, friends and community members, who will miss her...but we know to be absent from the body is to be present with our Lord.

Edith was predeceased by her husband, parents and 1 godson, Barron Wilson, Sr..

Surviving to cherish her precious memory are two loving children Timothy W. Smith, Leslie F. Smith; 3 siblings: 2 brothers - Daniel Felder Jr. , Leonard Felder, Sr.; 1 sister - Marie “Sugie” Felder; 1 sister-in-law - Elder DeBorah Felder; 5 grandchildren - Timothy Lamont Little, Timeka Latrice DeWitt, Kimberly Nicole DeWitt, Jeaneen Jasmine Smith, Jerard Lebarron Smith; 8 great-grand children - Chumeika Latrice Holder, Chu’Kayla Lecree Holder, Gary Leon, Kymberlee LouAine Merrett, Destiny Nicole Jackson, Adam Frederick Leon Jackson, Darius Daquan Jenkins, Joshua Tishawn Smith; 3 god-children - Frederick Mayner, Sandra Saida Ortiz, Paris Williams as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who clearly loved her.

Sunrise: June 2, 1936
Sunset: May 29, 2013

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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.