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“Come to me all of you who are tired from carrying your heavy loads, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28

Kenneth Murchinson the eldest of eight children was born to Lillie Ruth Murchinson (nee) Canady on June 2S,1938. Kenneth was raised in Jersey City and received his education through the Jersey City Public School System. Kenneth was united in holy matrimony to Lauradeen George in November, 1957. To this union two children Lori and Doreen were born. Kenneth was a quiet,gentle soul. He enjoyed spending time with his sister and friend Darlene who was also his caretaker during the time of his illness.

On March 8,2015 Kenneth slipped away to join our Heavenly Father. Kenneth is preceded in death by his mother: Lillie Ruth Murchinson(nee) Canady, his brother Clifford Canady; his daughter Doreen Murchinson and in-law Alfreda Hamilton.

Kenneth leaves to cherish his memories: his loving wife Lauradeen Murchinson, daughter Lori Murchinson, his siblings: Leonard, Robert Jr.,Darlene, Denise, Davene, Starlett, and Denise, all of Jersey City. In-laws: Pastor William Statham, Joseph George, Samuel Ellison, and Richard Stephens. Grandchildren: Zekia, Rasean, Nashea, Daron, Summetra and Faith. Five great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, dear friend Mary Freeman {Nurse) and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Lovingly Submitted,

The Family

Sunrise: June 25, 1938
Sunset: March 8, 2015

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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.