Calvin LaWayne Scott was born December 11, 1977 to Avery and James L. Scott, Jr., in Newark, New Jersey. He received his education in the in the Newark and East Orange, New Jersey School Districts and in 1997, he graduated from Clifford J. Scott High School. Calvin had a passion for automotives, he decided to make a career of it and attended Lincoln Tech to master this skill. Because of his educational training, Calvin became a certified auto technician. For 14 years, he worked at Vespia Goodyear, Warnock Dodge Chrysler and Maxon Hyundai Mazda. Calvin also worked part-time as a bonded armed guard for Dunbar Armor Car Service. After many years of his life, the Laborers Local 3 employed Calvin, where he worked his way up the ladder to the position of journeyman. He even worked as a supervisor on several of the sites. Calvin received multiple certifications in the field, which also included CPR. Because of his hard work, dedication and respect amongst his peers and members of the union, Calvin became the face of the union. He featured in 2020's issue of the Union's International Newsletter. Calvin is preceded in death by his uncle, William K. Scott; grandmother, Hallie Shackleford; grandfather, James L. Scott, Sr.; Marshall Alston & Grandfather, Calvin Shackleford – whom he was named after. Left to cherish his memories; his son, Markeith Scott; loving mother, Avery D. Scott; father, James L. Scott, Jr., (Rhonda); brother, William J. Scott (fiancée-Judith Hannah); uncle, Elroy A. Scott; uncle, Anthony Shackleford, Sr.; special cousins, Lucy Harley (Izelle), Rayeshell Jones, Anthony Shackleford, Jr., Kaneesha Shackleford and Nathaniel Beverett (Rashea), and a host of other cousins and friends. The Balm of God's Love by M.S Lowndes When we lose someone, we love The loss seems too great to bear God sends us friends to comfort us To show that He deeply cares But in the dark hours of the night When there's nobody else around When we feel the saddest and loneliest It's there God's love can be found It's like a soothing, healing balm To soothe our broken hearts The healing oil poured over us That flows into every part We can rest secure in God's love And know He's by our side He holds us when we feel as though A part of us has died We can know that God will listen When we just want to talk And when we feel we need to cry We can share it with the Lord For He is always waiting there Ready with arms open wide As we pour out the hurt within He pours His love inside Our Father above loves us so much And will never leave us alone He will not forsake us in our need To face this on our own He comforts us and strengthens us And rubs us with His balm And as the dawn breaks through the night We'll awake in His loving arms.