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Mr. Todd Scott Cotten, age 56 of 155 West 22nd St., Manhatten, NY ( formerly of Chapel Hill, NC) passed on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Todd Scott Cotten, the son of Doris Brown Cotten and the late James William Cotten was born on July 12, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey. He departed this life on April 7, 2019 in New York.
Scott was 7 years old when he, his brother and sister moved to Chapel Hill to live with their grandparents, Nelson and Hazel Cotten. In keeping God first, love and support of family, “It Takes a Village” belief, and growing up with cousins who became a new set of sisters and brothers; the transition was a success. People are still confused with who belongs to who, because we all belonged to one another!
Scott attended Terrell’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church on a regular basis where he was baptized at an early age and was a member of the Junior Usher Board and the Young Adult Choir.
Scott was educated in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Shortly after graduation, he made the decision to relocate to New Jersey.
To know Scott was to love Scott. He possessed a gentle, quiet, and peaceful Spirit. He enjoyed the outdoors and all it had to offer. He caught turtles, snakes and once a rabbit! He exhibited several gifts and talents. He could sing, draw a detailed picture of whatever you requested, and known to put Michael Jackson to shame with his personal rendition of the “Moon-Walk”. Other attributes Scott acquired were a sense of survival, always “giving” even if it meant he didn’t have and he never complained.
Scott united himself in New York with Bowery Residents’ Committee where he successfully completed their program. He was also a family member of St. Francis Friends of the Poor, an independent living facility.
Scott is predeceased by his father, James W. Cotten, grandparents; Nelson and Hazel Cotten and Jurod and Pearl Brown.
He is survived by his mother: Doris B. Myers, sister Cynthia C. (Charlie) Newkirk; brother, Troy L. (Georgette) Cotton; and sister, Tawanna Bridgeforth and an enormous circle of family and friends; all of whom he loved dearly.
Arrangements By: Knotts Funeral Home - Chapel Hill