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June P. McGeachy was born on March 12, 1941 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to the late Ed and Tillie Williams. June was one of five precious gems. June was educated in the Cumberland County School System in North Carolina She met Freddie McGeachy while in North Carolina; and the couple later relocated to Jersey City, New Jersey in 1957.

June and Freddie married on January 14, 1970. From their union nine children were born, five daughters and four sons.

Throughout her lifetime, June was employed by various companies including Summer Grades Co., St. Frances Hospital and St. Ann's Home until her retirement. She loved to play Bingo and travel to Atlantic City to play the slot machines when her schedule permitted. June was also a member of the Eastern Star.

June loved eating out every chance she got; usually taking and of her many grandchildren that happened to tag along.

June is predeceased by her husband Freddie; brother Samual Williams; three sisters Pauline Carver, Mary Burns and Hattie Burns; granddaughter April Wilkerson, grandsons Kason and Shabazz Mallory and Saleem McGeachy.

She leaves to carry on her memories her children; Patricia McGeachy (Samson), Fredrick McGeachy, Sheila McGeachy (Joseph), Dwight McGeachy, Helen Nesmith (Jeffry), Timothy McGeachy, Tabitha McGeachy, Melinda McGeachy and Anthony McGeachy; three step-children, Denise, Teresa and Eugene Wilkerson; 38 grandchildren, 27 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Curtis McGeachy (Fayetteville, NC) sisters-in-law Sarah McDaniels, Katie Cameran (Jersey City, NJ), Leitha Mae Wright (Lancaster, PA) and Teresa Shaw along with a host of loving nieces, nephews other relatives and friends including Janine Gunsheski, Shonda Reeves, Anne Marie Rocha, Garnet Rodgers, Teasha McRae, Renee Murry and Shanta Passram.

Sunrise: March 12, 1941
Sunset: March 13, 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.