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On the morning of April 18 2016 at 5:20 AM, Methrina Vigina Hutchinson Scrubb returned to her heavenly home. She was born on the 25th of November 1923 on the lovely Island of Union Island, St.Vincent and the Grenadines. Her parents Adina (mayma) Hutchinson and Lazarus; Methrina was the second daughter of four girls and one boy. She was blessed to be raised by single, strong God fearing mother. It was said many times and by many, that Methrina was born saved because her mother accepted Christ while she was pregnant.

Being the second oldest daughters, at a young age, she had a lot of responsibilities. This included helping with her siblings. It’s difficult to cover the long list of her education, her education didn’t come from any well know college; it came from life, a very hard life. The life she spoke of is the same as a woman that went to Harvard and her wisdom came from her bible. Methrina was born in a time and place where there were no indoor plumbing, no indoor bathroom, no fancy stove, her days consist of tending to her mothers’ field, picking corn, and tending to the stocks, sheep, goats, cows and chicken, going to the well carrying water until the big drum outside the house was filled. It was at that well she met her husband Leonard.

Leonard had joined the British Army and had relocated to Trinidad and Tobago W.I. where she joined him; there they had the biggest military wedding. Methrina was blessed to birth twelve children for Leonard six boys and six girls. God blessed her, she raised eight.

Methrina was left as a single mother in Trinidad because her husband was traveling from sea to sea also struggling to make ends meet. She was able to take on anyone that would mess with her children, she would sew their clothes, and have them looking like kings and queens. She would wash, iron do odds and end work until she was able to buy her own home in Trinidad all while her husband was away.

In 1968 Methrina joined her husband in America with much regrets. They settled in Brooklyn New York, her foundation was still her God, her church, and her children. She joined United Pentecostal Faith Church of God (AKA 404 Gates Avenue) under the leadership of the late Bishop Ester Flower, she soon became not only a member but part of the body, and keeping busy she joined the chorus, was on several committees; welcome, food, sick and shut-in, Sunday school teacher, guidance counsel, and later became the mother of her 404.


Children: Lenus-Moses, Victor, Vunetta, Acton, Grace, Leon, Ulrick, Adopted daughter Carteal McClean.

Brother: Calvin Ulrick Hutchinson

In-Laws: Marilyn, Evone , Nadine, Bobby , Raymond, Evelyn, Anita, Donald, Claude

Grand’s: Linda, Lisa, Patricitica, Germaine, Belle, Natasha, Almine, Jonathan, Nigel, Mitchell,

Adia, Calib, Akeem, Felichia, Shanine, Debbi, Prince, Ayana, Derick, ChipAnthony, A

Great Grand’s: 16

Great Great Grands: 15

Nieces & Nephew’s: Ann, Charmine, Eric, Bernadette, Junette, Natasha, The Cox’s Family.

Church Family & Friends.

Soon to be united with her; Mother: Adina, Children: Eastlyn, Bulah, Eli; Sisters: Augustine, Vidia, Alicia, and saints in Christ.

Sunrise: November 25, 1923
Sunset: April 18, 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.