Being raised by a single mother during the 70's and 80's was difficult for my mom. Facing many adversities, she kept her faith in God and her church and had family for support. She managed to succeed as one of the first few black Barbers in the New Orleans area and still keep me and my brother on the right path. Many times she had to close the barber shop to take care of unfortunate situations that kids tend to create. Our father was killed when we were very young. However, my mom took on both roles as father and mother to us. I always hear good things about her from others. She is such a caregiver not only to Brian and I, but also to anyone who knows her. For many of her customers, she has been more than a barber. She is truly the greatest and I hope to one day be just as great as she.
Justine the Greatest
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