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Lisa Gaye Morris was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on February 12, 1960 to the late William and Betty Morris. She entered into eternal rest on May 16, 2015. Lisa received her education in the public schools of Jersey City and graduated from William L. Dickerson High School.

Lisa, “Lee” affectionally known by her family, was a devoted mother and very protective of her family. Lisa worked and held many positions in her job career. She was a United States postal carrier, worked on the board of elections and did various office jobs in her younger years.

“Lee” was like a mother to all her nephews and nieces. Her door was always open to her family. Her house was a home to many. Lisa was a perfectionist and gave her best in everything she did. She went out of her way to do special things for friends and family. Her smile was infectious and her laughter filled a room.

Lisa is predeceased by her father and mother William and Betty Morris. Her brothers; Phillip, Darryl, Keith and brother-in-law Robert Carswell. Her sisters; Debra, Robyn, and Karen. Her nephews; William and Ezekiel Sims.

Lisa leaves a legacy of love and joyous memories to her daughters; Lyeisha and Charlisa, grandson Nyshun and special nephews; Koron, Jevon, Chazz and Jasson. Her brothers; William Jr, Kevin (Cathy), Michael, and Mark and sisters; Cynthia Crawford (Thomas), Cheryl Carswell, Denise Glover, Kim Sims and Lori Walker (Todd). A host of nieces and nephews, and other close family members. Also special lifetime friend Charles Bowers.

Sunrise: February 12, 1960
Sunset: May 16, 2015

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Dear Cindy & Cheryl,

I want to extend my sympathy to you and your entire family at the loss of your sister. I am sorry I cannot pay my respects personally because of my treatment days. You were always there for me. Please know,you are in my prayers.

May God bless and comfort you all at this time.

Lou Squitieri (OLS)

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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.