Sylvester Scott, Jr., 37, of Albany, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 23, 2013. Sylvester was born in Niagara Falls, NY on January 1, 1976, to Gail Scott (Harris) and Sylvester Scott, Sr.
He attended local schools in Niagara Falls and moved to Albany, NY in the early 1990's. Sylvester graduated from Albany High School in 1994. He went on to attend College at Sage JCA of Albany. Sylvester married Nabresha Hicks on December 10, of 2007, and he was the loving father of their two beautiful daughters, A'yauna and Zy'aira Scott.
Sylvester was a star athlete on community center and high School basketball teams. He was well-known for his athletic talent, his great sense of humor, and his kind disposition. He impacted the lives of the youth in his community as a devoted Coach at Club Zoe, Inc. (Albany). Sylvester also spent time promoting events to bring an end to black on black crime. He organized a movement against violence; Eye over E. He carried a message of faith, love, and unity. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. His family plans to carry on his legacy.
Sylvester is survived by his significant other, Camelle Osbourne; his two children, A'yauna and Zy'aira Scott; his parents, Gail Harris and Sylvester (Gloria) Scott, Sr.; two brothers, James and Elexander Scott; four sisters, Schamille Beaman, Ayauna (Jamond) Barron, Shatonah Scott, and Sharise Scott; his grandmother, Twynette Beaman; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts; and his best friend, Keith Muhammad. Sylvester is predeceased by his grandmother, Ruth Scott; and his cousins, Chevonne Burton and Donald Paige, Jr.
A memorial will be held at Saint John AME Church, 917 Garden Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11 AM.
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