Dr. Norma Nesbitt Givens shows family and friends at Stomping Grounds on Friday the relics from Ella Jane Nesbitt’s beauty shop to be placed into the Greer Heritage Museum. Lisa Garland (far right) looks on along with Pastor Earl D. Simmons, Sr., of Maple Creek Missionary Baptist Church (far left) and Kellie Wilson, Priest Associate for Faith Development with Christ Church Episcopal, who prayed over the sandwich before lunch began.

Memory of Ella Jane Nesbitt carries on

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Ella Jane Nesbitt made her mark on Greer.

The longtime owner of Nesbitt’s Beauty Shop was the first African American to operate a business of this nature in Greer. The store opened in 1947 and continued on until Nesbitt’s retirement in 2011, when she was 90 years old.

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