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James Vincent King aka “V” entered into eternal life on December 24th 2013 at the age of 43. A life long resident of Jersey City, New Jersey was the son of James Golden and Mary King Davis.

James attended Saint Bridges Catholic School and James Ferris High School. James was a foreman for Alfa Moving Company where he worked for the last 10 years. James was also a die-hard NY Knicks and NY Giants fan. True Blue through and through.

For those that knew him know he was a friendly, kind and helpful toward others. He was indeed a true friend who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his father James Golden; grandfather - Lewis Golden; 2 aunts - Edith Golden and Asalene Golden and 1 uncle - Merrill Golden.

James leaves to cherish his memories his grandmother - Eva Mae Haynes Golden and called him her “Golden Boy”; his mother - Mary King Davis; stepmother - Diane Pinkney; fiancee - Madeline Malcolm; brothers - Taras L. Hicks, Terrell King, Jermaine Smith, Jason Davis, Lynnis Golden, Louis Golden and Leroy Pinkney; sisters - Arlinda King, Tanya Pinkney, Alesa Pinkney, Malika Golden, Tanisha Boatwright, Tiana Pinkney and Helen Garrison; his favorite aunt he called K.K. Carolyn Charles; 2 godsons - Quashaun Jackson and Tyrell Worrell; his best friend of 30 years Perry Payne and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

Sunrise: December 18, 1970
Sunset: December 24, 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.