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Veleria Mae Flournoy was born March 25, 1921 in Madison, Georgia, where she was also raised and educated.

During her early years she was a devoted member of Springfield Baptist Church. In 1941, she moved to Jersey City, New Jersey. Here she began being courted by a young William Jordan whom she wed in 1943, and soon began family. From their loving union Veleria and William were blessed with six children.

Veleria was a dedicated member of Central Laundry for 29 years. She became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in 1962. She was a faithful member of the congregation, sang in the choir, assisted in the food pantry, the summer youth program, and continued to minister to the sick and needy. She was always equipped with a scripture, song, and her bless oil.

She loved serving God so much she also became a member of World Outreach Christian Church, where Shyrone Richardson officiates. Just like everyone else they got to learn how giving, understanding, and knowledgeable she was. Her wisdom, boldness, and strength exuded beyond her flesh .

She made her heavenly transition on Sunday April 3, 2016. Veleria is preceded in death by her parents; her siblings - Brad, Murray, Corrine, Alma, Gladys, and Robert; her husband - William Sr.; and her children John, William Jr., Gerald, and Delores.

Surviving to cherish her memories are her daughter - Veleria M. Jordan; son -Michael Sr. (Cassandra); and also daughter - Erin Jordan; 17 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and church families. Also, a special friend Joyce Graham and recent companion, Willa Mae Tucker and special thanks to Andre Steward.

Sunrise: March 25, 1921
Sunset: April 3, 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.