Ella Jane Nesbitt

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A service of Thanksgiving for the Legacy and Spirit of Ella Jane Nesbitt was held Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:30 p.m. at Maple Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

On October 10, at Inman Healthcare, Inman, South Carolina our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ came for Miss Ell.

The pastor, Rev. Earl D. Simmons, Sr., presided and the Rev. Jerome Franklin was the preacher.

She was born in 1921 in Ashville, North Carolina and her parents were the late Bessie M. Nesbitt and Luther Mitchell. Miss Ella was the owner and operator of Nesbitt’s Beauty Shop. As owner of the first African-American to own a beauty shop which opened in 1947 and retired in 2011 at the age of 90.

She held membership in the South Carolina State Cosmetology Association. A loyal member, she attended her first convention in 1951 until 2015 and during that period, she only missed three times.

At her church, Maple Creek, Miss Ella was the Mother of the Church; additional she served on the Senior Choir, Senior Missionary Society, Kitchen Ministry and Pastor’s Aide Society.

Miss Ella Jane is survived by a loving and supportive family, one daughter, Dr. Norma Jean Nesbitt Givens of the home; one granddaughter, Mrs. Terri Givens Whetstone of Aiken, South Carolina and her husband, Darriel; two great granddaughters, Miss Morgan Whetstone and Miss Madison Whetstone of Aiken, South Carolina. A sister-in-law Mrs. Martha Nesbitt, the wife Ell’s late brother, Wilbert; nieces, nephews, and lots of loving friends.


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