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Gregory Scott

April 3, 1960 ~ December 2, 2021 (age 61)

Obituary

Celebrating the life of Gregory Scott his service has been set for the following:

Date: Friday 12/17/2021

Viewing: 10:00am - 11:00am

Funeral: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Interment: Monmouth Memorial Park Tinton Falls, NJ

Officiant: Pastor Terrence K. Porter

Eulogy: Rev. Darlene Wilson

Entrusted to Donato Askew Memorial Home

Gregory Bryan Scott was born April 3,1960 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch NJ, to Norrine and Lawrence L. Scott Sr. Throughout the duration of his life Gregory had an affinity for nicknames, acquired several for himself including, Greg, Scottie, Spike, Master Blaster, most lovingly and appropriately “POPS”. Greg grew up on a Long Island farm in Cutchogue NY. There he and his brothers Anthony and Lawrence Jr. were raised by their grandfather James Wilson and his wife Jean. Amongst the core principles Pops believed in were family, work ethic, self-sufficiency, pride, generosity and a strong belief in God. At a young age he was baptized and became a member of First Baptist Church of Cutchogue. Additionally, Pops was passionate about music, sports, animals and good food. He was known for proclaiming, if you’re going to spend your last dollar on something it should be a good meal.

As an adult Pops wore many hats. That’s Knicks, Mets, Giants, and a hard hat. Moreover this statement also represents the various roles that he was committed to throughout his life. Of course, this began with his marriage to his childhood friend Darlene Ford. Their 14 year marriage would bring them to New Jersey, where they were blessed with 2 sons Cory Bryan & Brandon Alan Scott. Despite the fact they were Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys fans. Respectively Pops was incredibly proud of his boys, always the supportive father, you could hear him cheering at a wrestling match, jamming at a rap battle, assisting with an Eyes Like Mine event, or celebrating football Sunday with his sons and their friends many of whom viewed him as a father like figure. Another hat that he wore was that of a union guy. Originally, he was a member of the laborer’s union. After a career change, he became a proud and loyal member of the sprinkler fitters union local 696. His staunch commitment led him to as many union events as possible. He served a few years as member of the election board. Most importantly, whether Pops was reading the newspaper cover to cover, discussing current events or sports with a few Coors lights or philosophizing about the meaning of life and his belief in God, he was always on a quest to gain knowledge and wisdom. To have known Pops is to have experienced a man who was as contradictory as the above statement, as complicated as life itself. He was a sensitive warrior both team player and loaner with pride and humility. Ultimately, if Pops could say one thing as he parted ways with us to go be with his big brother Lawrence at the feet of the Heavenly Father, he would wish us joy to the world and peace on earth.

Gregory is predeceased by his Grandparents Charles & Dorothy Scott, James & Margaret Wilson, father Lawrence Scott Sr., brother Lawrence Scott Jr. , Uncles Robert (Fats), Warren (Butchie), Jonathan, Aunt Sandra (Andie). He leaves to cherish his memory his sons Cory & wife (Lizbeth) and Brandon Scott,  mother Norrine Wright, brothers Anthony Scott, Raymond Wright, Michael Wright, Chris Wright, Mojavi, (Uncles) Clark Pitman, Jason Wilson, Aunts Marlene Nelson, Denise Perry, Carol Hill, Sharon Hill and a host nieces nephews cousins and friends.

 

 

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Services

Viewing
Friday
December 17, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pilgrim Baptist Church
172 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Funeral Service
Friday
December 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Pilgrim Baptist Church
172 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701

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