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I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

2 Timothy 4: 7-9


Norman “Stuff” Mumford was born June 4, 1969 in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Janice Andrews and Norman Mumford.

He was educated in the Bayonne Public School system and attended Saint Peter’s University majoring in Business Finance.

He was united in matrimony to Kelly (Pankey) Mumford. Their loving union was blessed with one son Damon Mumford.

His love for animals led him to pursue a career in the Veterinarian field as a Veterinarian Technician for many years. His knowledge and eagerness to experience other opportunities, allowed him to venture into entrepreneurship in the automotive and construction industry.

Norman was highly regarded and well respected by everyone who knew him. He was caring, intelligent, and always willing to assist those in need. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and friend. He had touched many lives with his kindness and generosity. What he loved the most was his family and friends. He was the foundation the held his family together.

He was predeceased by his brother Michael Mumford and aunt Vera Andrews.

He leaves to cherish his memories is his wife Kelly Mumford, daughters Sierra Mumford and Brittany Pankey, sons Norman Mumford III and Damon Mumford, nephew Gilbert Andrews, his sister Precious Andrews-Kouyate, brother Joseph Andrews, brother in law Youssouf Kouyate, aunts Ella Andrews, Willette Andrews, Saundra Smith, Cheryl Jefferson, and Vernda Andrews, uncle Dennis Andrews, and many cousins and friends.

Sunrise: June 4, 1969
Sunset: April 22, 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.