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“Grandpa Scott, it was a big shock to me .. I miss you sooo much !!! I know we only met once , but Grandpa that day we met will never be erased, I...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: JONNITA SCOTT - Honolulu, HI

“Dear Mrs. Scott and Family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of John's loss. I had only just said goodbye on his last day driving the van...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: MaryBeth Hill - Newark

“Uncle John I am just siting, going over every moment we ever shared and knowing how blessed I am to have had you as my uncle. My love for you will...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Stephanie Scott - concord, NC

“DEAR MRS.SCOTT SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND. HIS WAS A GREAT GUY WHO WOULD HELP ANY BODY IN ANY WAY HE COULD.MY NAME IS SCOTT KIEVNING.I...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: SCOTT KIEVNING - hillside, NJ

“First of all I would like to send my condolences to the Scott Family. Although I did not know John for many years the years I did have him in my...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: angelique camacho (angie) - NJ

“First of all I would like to send my condolences to the Scott Family. Although I did not know John for many years the years I did have him in my...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: angelique camacho (angie) - NJ

“I'm sorry for your lost. John was a great man and he taught me a lot about myself that I didn't really see. He was the nicest person I met had...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Troyette Cheatham - Newark, NJ

“You we're a good man and co-worker and you'll surley be missed. I'm at a loss for words. My condolences to your family. Rest In Peace Mr. Scott. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Claire - Newark, NJ

“Johnny 2 weeks we shared precious moments.We talked about traveling,going across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge,you kept saying you have 2 go over that...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Danny & Beverly Lightfoot-Scott - NJ

“I work at Prudential and on most days, John would drive me to the train station. He was the nicest, kindest man I ever met. We had countless...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Debbie - Matawan, NJ

“(REST IN PEACE JOHN) I WILL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU,Wish heaven had a phone. So I can hear your voice again YOU WERE A SWEETHEART,I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: jamilah hayes - east orange, NJ

“No words can describe how I feel. Wouldn't have thought it would be this soon but I know you're in a better place. I love you and miss you. R.I.P....Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Rockiyah (Rockay) Knight - NJ


Bro. John L. Scott was born on November 20, 1948 in Georgetown, South Carolina to loving parents, John and Lillian Scott. After much thought and consideration in 1953 the Scott family relocated to Newark, NJ. On August 8, 2011 God sent an Angel down and brought His beloved son, John home to his eternal rest. John was educated in the Newark School system and received biblical training at Christian Bible Institute. He also received a United Methodist Lay Speaker License from Drew University. John served in the U.S. Army where he was Honorably Discharged. John was a faithful member of Saint Matthew’s United Methodist Church, which is the church that he first received formal teaching about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As a Sunday School student over fifty years ago, John went on to serve as a Lay Speaker and Sunday School Teacher under the leadership of the late Rev. Calvin D. Price. After much prayer John was led to unite with the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Newark, NJ. Prior to being employed at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ as a Transporter, John gave twenty faithful years of service to the Coach USA Bus Company as a top notch Driver. In July of 2011 John retired from Gateway/Prudential where he worked as a Supervisor and Driver. John was raised in a loving sound Christian home. He was taught at an early age strong Christian values. John truly loved the Lord and confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior. John touched the hearts of many. He was a God fearing man that enjoyed spreading the good news of Jesus Christ with any and everyone that he came in contact with. To know John was to love John. He always had a kind word and a smile on his face which would lift your spirit. John was blessed to find the love of his life in Diane, they enjoyed twenty and a half years of Holy Matrimony together where they have been able to demonstrate and encourage those around them about the Agape Love of God. They were married at Saint Matthew’s United Methodist Church on October 7, 1990 by his brother, Elder Everett Scott. Bro. John L. Scott of East Orange, NJ leaves to cherish his loving memory: his loving and devoted wife, Diane Scott of East Orange, NJ; three sons, John Jr. (Florence) of Hawaii, Tariq and Nashun of East Orange, NJ; one daughter, Elizabeth of East Orange, NJ; thirteen grandchildren, Ra-Jahn, Terrence, Elijah, Ishmil, Jonnita, Lillian, John, Da-Shawn, Nashun Jr., Korey, Tyree, Alexandria and Eliana; his loving parents, John & Lillian Scott of Charlotte, NC; three brothers, Steve Scott (Sharon) of Charlotte, NC, Elder Everett Scott (Elder Carolyn) of Manchester, NJ and Wendell Scott (Angela) of Newark, NJ; four sisters, Gwendolyn Smith of Bloomfield, NJ, Patricia McCoy (Melvin) of Charlotte, NC, June Eustache (Harold) of Harrisburg, NC and Michelle Bandy (Christopher) of Charlotte, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and church family. This Online Memorial has been created to commemorate the life of John L. Scott . You are invited to add a Tribute in his memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add your own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.

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