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Rose Marie Jones aka “Rosie” was born on September 24, 1977 to her parents Debra Jones and Raymond Kelly. She was educated through the Jersey City Board of Education and obtained her GED from the Edison Job Corps. “Rosie” worked many years in Newport Center at Arby’s and as a security guard before she became ill.

She was known as a “caregiver” who loved her family enormously. “Rosie” would give anyone anything she had and would always have humorous comments that made you laugh. She was filled with life and we will remembered as saying “Imma ride this to the wheels fall off”

“Rosie” was preceded in death by her parents Debra Jones and Raymond Kelly, Jr.: her Grandparents: Leroy Fair, Jr, Rosie and Raymond Kelly, Sr. Her aunts Edith Marie Jones and Lorraine Spencer Uncles: Isaac McCoy and Calvin Robinson.

She leaves to cherish her memories her Grandmother: Della Fair, her sisters Diane Jones- Mack (Keith) Adele Jones and Tanya Kelly brothers: Terrence and Floyd Jones and Levi Kelly. Seven nephews: Malcolm, Rashawn, Terrance, Darnell, Ashan, Reginald and Dorian. Four nieces: Shekeitha, Debra, D’Adris, and Ariel. Three great niece: Ke-Ziyah, Ariel and Imani , three great nephews: Makati, Tyler and Messiah. Her God Mother: Janice Adams. Seven Aunts: Rosalee (Henry), Sandra, Sheila, Cheryl (Dwaine), Barbara, Gail and Lenore Fair. Eight Uncles: Edwin (Barbara), Elmer, Keith (Angela), Lonnie, Claude, Carl, Dwayne and Brian Robinson.

Her Goddaughters: Devyne and Khaja and her best friend Renee Wiggins and a host of cousins and friends.

Sunrise: September 24, 1977
Sunset: June 14, 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.