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Hattie M.Reid (Harris) was born in Morgan County Ga, March 4, 1928 to the late Landers and Nettie Harris. She was the youngest out of five children. Hattie attended church and school in GA.

After her mother Nettie died, Hattie came to Bayonne, NJ to live with her aunt and uncle James and Annie Fitch with their two children James Fitch, Jr. and Vera Payton (Fitch). Hattie was always considered as a daughter and a sister.

She graduated from Horce Mann Elementary School and attended Bayonne High School. Hattie later obtained her GED.

Hattie was baptized at Salem Baptist Church in 1938 under the Rev. Pope. She was a member of the Sunday School, choir, BYPU and other organizations. She was very faithful until she joined Monumental Baptist Church in 1961. She was one of the mothers of the church and a member of the mother circle. Hattie was very faithful until her health kept her from attending church.

Hattie first marriage was to Eddie Morse and from this union was one daughter Melody Morse. Her second marriage was to Calvin Reid and from this union was one son Kevin Harris Reid. Hattie worked at Maidenform for 35 years. She was employed at the NY Post Office for nine years. She was very concerned about her community that she volunteered for head start as a foster grandparent and received several awards·.

Hattie enjoyed fixing dinners for her family and friends. She also baked those delicious cakes and pies. She also enjoyed going to Atlantic City and going to Bingo.

She departed this life on March 7th at Cusack Care Center. Predeceased her siblings Jim Harris, Fred Harris, Floyd, Maggie Durham and Mary. Her son Kevin Harris Reid and her husband Calvin Reid.

She leaves to mourn her daughter Melody Morse, three grandchildren, Haasan and Kahlil Morse, Cornelius Moore and a sister Vera Payton. Host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, several god children and a host of friends. Best friend Bessie Guilford and Alice Slaughter.

Hattie will be deeply missed by all who love her.

Sunrise: March 4, 1928
Sunset: March 7, 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.