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A precious one from us is gone.
A voice we loved is still.
A place is vacant in our hearts
Which can never be filled.

A Time to Be Born
Sharon Tawana Venable was born July 17, 1963 to the late Sadie Mae Samuel (nee Venable) and Charles Venable. Were they welcome they’re oldest daughter to the world.

A Time to Grow and Live
Sharon attended the Jersey City Public School System. Afterwards, she continued here education at the Natural Motion Beauty School and the Military.

A Time To Nurture
In 1981, Sharon began her journey into motherhood where she welcomed three loving children into her life – Raven, Michael and Isaiah. Sharon was a loving and caring mother.

A Time to Die
Sharon departed this life on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey.

A Time to Mourn
Sharon was pre-deceased by her mother, Sadie Mae Samuel (nee Venable); father, Charles Venable; stepfather Samuel R. Spell; two grandsons – Jemariah Plummer and Kalvin Plummer.

A Time to Stand Strong
Surviving to cherish Sharon’s precious memories are her three children – Raven Plummer of North Carolina, Michael and Isiah Venable of Jersey City, New Jersey; 3 sisters - Evette Venable of Jersey City, New Jersey, Kim Roberson of Brooklyn, New York and Gilda Spell of Jersey City, New Jersey; 1 brother Samuel Spell of Bronx, New York; 1 son-in-law - George Plummer; 1 daughter-in-law - Brenda Kearney; 5 grandchildren – Charlena Venable, Rashalena Davis, Rahonia, Kaleya Plummer and Mikayla Cheek; 1 grandson - Javon Kearney; 3 nieces – Kim Venable, Yanik Talor and Mecca Chandler; 6 nephews – Altalik Vickers, Zevveron, Dy’quell, Marcus Roberson, Qudell and Dionte’ Spell; 1 great niece - Tynea Hardy; 1 great nephew - Tyrell Hardy; 2 aunts – Tomasina Samuel and Patricia Jeffery (nee Maynard) ; 1 brother-in-law Zevveron Roberson; God-brother Dashawn Gibbson; special friend - Percy Polk and a host of family and friends.

Sunrise: July 17, 1963
Sunset: February 28, 2015

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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.