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Mary Ruth Trice 81,of Jersey City was called onto glory and eternal rest on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Mary was the oldest of 10 children of the late Reverend Christopher Columbus and Sadie Baxter. Born in Columbus County, NC, she migrated to Jersey City in 1962. While living in Jersey City, she met Bernard Moulden and together they raised three children, Kenneth, Edith and Patricia.

Mary who was a licensed beautician and worked for Central Laundry for 25 years before retiring in 1988. After retirement, Mary opened up a daycare center in her home and it was there she helped rear and nurture dozens of children under her care and retired permanently in 2006.

Mary, a devout servant of Christ was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 34 years where she served as Chaplin for the choir, Chairman of the food pantry committee, and was the president of the Usher board for several years. She also taught Sunday school and worked as a vacation bible school teacher. She has received many awards and honors for her outstanding service to Trinity including Mother of the Year.

Mary was preceded by her sister, the late Annie Lee Clerk (Matthew), Ruby Irene Overby (Charles), Lillie Belle Baxter, Leroy Baxter (Deloris), James Baxter (Carneva), Ernestine Clemons (Leon). Calvin Baxter (Katie), Wayne Baxter (Ada),and Sarah Baxter-Hill.

She will be sadly missed by her children - Kenneth Baxter, Edith Trice-Morgan, Patricia Maureen Trice; six grandchildren - Aaron Raheem Morgan, Iisha Nicole Morgan, Forrest James Nance, Jr., Khalil Lamar Warner, Kenneth Myles Baxter, Kierra Jade Baxter; and one great-grandson - Aaron Quentin Morgan and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews aunts, uncles, and extended family, many close friends and her entire church family.

She will be truly missed by many but will remain in the minds and hearts of all.

Sunrise: August 9, 1932
Sunset: July 12, 2014

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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.