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Mary Lou Frager was born December 24, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. She was born the fourth daughter to the late Herbert Mills and Verna Lindsey Mills. She is preceded in death by her husband Elder Ulysses Frager and her brother, David Mills.

Mary Lou Frager was educated in the New York City Public School System and graduated from Maxwell High School in Brooklyn, NY and went on to complete two years at Essex County Community College in Newark, NJ.

Mary Lou Frager was a lady of style, grace, and class. No matter where she was or what she was doing you would always find her character and her mannerism professional and loving, and nurturing. She always had a kind word and always gave sound and biblical advice inside and outside the walls of the church. Mary, was she type of person where everything she was wearing had to be in place, matching, nails done and every hair in place( thank you, Adam Dallas, Armetia Byrd, and Justine Jones).

Mary Lou Frager grew up and was saved at an early from her lifelong home church, The Historic First Church of God In Christ under the pastorate of the late Bishop Frank Clemmons. She participated in almost every auxiliary in church from the Sunday school, YPWW, to the famous Glee Club. Even as a child her childhood friends along with her siblings would play church in each other’s backyard. Mary was also a babysitter for some of the children of the church who are now awesome men of God such as Bishop Carl Williams, Jr. (Institutional COGIC Intl. Bklyn, NY), Bishop Eric Figueroa (New Life Church, Bklyn, NY) and Bishop James Everett (Jesus Is Coming Deliverance Church, Irvington, NJ). Mary, was a loyal and lifetime member of The Historic First Church of God In Christ all of her life. She was a licensed evangelist and served as the president of the Women’s Department and Women in Ministry group. You could rest assured that every Sunday she was coming to church via the PATH Trains and the NYC Subway with her sneakers on her feet and her heels in her tote bag. Rest assure First Church, she loved you just as much as you loved her… Mary was also mentor and “church mother” to many pastors, first ladies, ministers, evangelists, lay persons and ministries. When you had an “encounter” with her, as she called them she would start off by saying “What is your problem now…? “ Or “I’m glad to see ya!”

Mary, not only impacted the church world but she also impacted the secular world via her many jobs. She worked as shipping clerk for Olympic Airlines and Shipping in NYC. Then she worked over 34 years at the Margaret Hague Women’s Hospital in Jersey City, NJ. Then, transferring over to the Business Office, of the Jersey City Medical Center, as a supervisor. Mary’s last years until her time of death was working for the State of NJ, Workforce 55+, as a senior representative. She made many friends and kept them laughing with her hilarious stories while looking over her glasses.

Out of all the accomplishments in her life she loved being a proud mom to Nicholas and Nicole and an even more proud “Nana” to her grandchildren. You would always hear her telling

Sunrise: December 24, 1934
Sunset: June, 2014

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I pray that the many happy memories of Mrs. Mary Lou Frager's life with all of you will, with time, overcome the sadness and pain that have accompanied you all as you journeyed these later years with Mrs. Frager. Mrs. Frager did a lot for people that were "most in need". There are many in the community who will mourn deeply her passing as her life was a life of service, love, compassion and excellence. May she rest in peace.
Larry Huntley

Nicole & Family
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother. I knew your Mom for many years. I worked with her at JC Medical Center. She was a beautiful person, who always took the time to talk to you, in such a calm peaceful manner. I saw & spoke to her a couple of weeks ago at Primary Prep school. I am keeping you in my prayers. God will give you the strength to carry on, in Jesus name. Amen
Carol-Ann Santos

I will always love you. Thank you for epitomizing faith, strength, courage, grace under fire, and unconditional love in your daily walk. I praise God for the opportunity to know and learn from you. Gone too soon, but this is not goodbye.  See you later, Ma Frager. With all my love,

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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.