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December 17, 2015
Sometimes we are blessed to whiteness a change that will be with us for every, and bring so much joy to our lives. Thanks to all that helped make Motown the greatest. Farewell Esther.
September 14, 2013
Remembering You as a friend you are missed and thought of often
February 09, 2013
i met Mrs. Edwards at the Motown Museum back in 1989 my first of many visits to the museum she talked and gave me her autograph on return visits she would say hi to me and i would do the same a very loving and caring person i think of you often
June 09, 2012
April 01, 2012
Thank you for your contribution to the music industry. You brought so much happiness to others. The music of my childhood, which lives on.
December 29, 2011
Mrs. Edwards was my first "boss" back in 1967 when I joined Motown as their first full-time Art Director at the tender age of 19. As head of the Graphic Arts Department ( She ran Gordy Printing before joining Motown) Mrs. Edwards had charge of the "look" of the "Motown Sound." She brought me to Detroit from Washington D.C. to design Motown's record Albums and afforded me the greatest opportunity imaginable. When Motown left Detroit for LA I left Motown for a career in advertising as one of the first black Creative Directors on Madison Avenue. She was a grand lady and an inspiration to generations and generations of talented young artists and musicians. Her legacy will last for as long as the memory of Motown exists in the world of popular music. Rest in God's Grace Mrs. Edwards- Harry Webber, Los Angeles, CA 2011
December 13, 2011
December 02, 2011
TO GOD BE THE GLORY, MAY YOU NOW REST ON THE LAWN OF HEAVEN AND STROLL DOWN STREETS OF PAVED WITH GOLD. I AM ONLY 35 YEARS OLD AND I AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH MOTOWN AND THEIR HITS AND STRUGGLES THROUGH A HAZARDOUS TIME BACK THEN CALLED RACISM. AS A WOMEN I AM SO PROUD TO HAVE A HERITAGE AND LEGACY LIKE YOU HAVE LEFT BEHIND TO FULFILL IT GIVES ME JOY, HOPE, AND CHEER TO KNOW I TOO CAN BE A BLACK WOMEN, SMART, INTELLIGENT, CLASSY, ELEGANT, AND THE HUMBLE BACKBONE OF ANY JOB I TAKE ON THANK YOU MRS. ESTER GORDY EDWARDS WE WILL MISS U AND WE LOVE U AND ALL SACRIFICES MADE FOR THIS NEW GENERATION.
November 28, 2011
November 01, 2011
September 11, 2011
MAY YOUR MEMORIES SHARED, COMFORT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, TODAY AND ALWAYS. GOD BLESS YOU...TRINA (DETROIT,MI)
September 09, 2011
Rest In Peace; Esther Gordy Edwards. Thanks for the Memories.
September 05, 2011
MUCH LOVED TOO THE GORDY FAMILY. HARD TO FINE PEOPLE WITH AS MUCH LOVE AS GUYS HAVE, MAY LORD KEEP BLESSING. IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS AMEN.
UP AND COMING VOCALIST
LADDJAMES
September 05, 2011
God bless and keep the family i really never heard of her till now but i send my condolences and prays to the family.
when someone you love goes home its hard to let them go even when you know that they are better off. I pray that God keeps you at this time and keep you strong when you get weak. May God bless and keep you all.
September 04, 2011
RIP ESTHER GORDY EDWARDS. Thank you and MR BERRY FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MUSEUM OF MOTOWN. WHAT WONDERFUL MEMORIES MOTOWN HOLDS. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME. MRS ESTHER GORDY EDWARDS WILL BE MISSED AND REMEMEBERED.
September 04, 2011
MY CONDOLENCES ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TRYING TIME.
September 04, 2011
Please allow this old white guy to compliment this fine woman on showing the rest of us the value of nurturing and guiding young people beyond the bounds of our own immediate families. The statements by Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye attest to this. Now I don't have the reach that Ms. Edwards did, but I am a semi-retired engineer and I believe that I will remind the neighbors that their children can always come see me when they get "stuck" on their math homework.
September 04, 2011
September 04, 2011
I was a seventeen year old female (in 1967), and all I wanted to do was get on a bus from New Orleans, and make my way to Motown in Detroit. I wanted to make it because I could sing! Well, I finally got to Detroit at the ripe old age of sixty. Thank God the museum was there so my trip wasn't a let-down.
Thank you Mrs Edwards
Also! Now (in 2011), I am real clear that I am "not" the commercial singer I thought I was in High School.
Instead, I served 30 years in the military. Currently working on my PhD. The Motown sounds kept me encouraged/motivated throughout my life's journey.
Thank you, Mr Gordy too! You will alway be the true visionary in the family!
Signed: Wanted-to-be-a-singer Toni, Maryland
September 03, 2011
IM ORGINALLY FROM UP NORTH, AND I HAVE ALOT OF MEMORIES FROM "MOTOWN"...THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC YA'LL HAVE MADE THROUGH OUT THE YEARS ....GOD BLESS U ALL !!!
September 03, 2011
September 03, 2011
My condolences to the families of Esther Gordy Edwards. Rest in Peace Ms. Esther and God Bless.
September 02, 2011
Angels are sent to earth just for a little while then they return back to heaven when their work is finished. You have left a legacy with Motown so Motown can continue to live on and be remembered as you continue to live on through family,friends and Motown. Thanks to all the family and friends who shared this special angel with the world. May the sweet memories continue to comfort you as she rest in peace.
September 02, 2011
To the Gordy Edwards Family.I am so sorry for your loss.I to grew up listening to many Motown artists on 45's.Take comfort in reading Isaiah 61:2.Connie Richardson, Charleston S.C.
September 02, 2011
My sincere condolences to all mourning the loss of this very special lady. I grew up listening to various Motown artists on 45's. One day I hope to get up to the museum-thank goodness she led such a valiant effort to create one!
September 02, 2011
What a fine legacy of musical genius left after the Gordys. Someday the quality of that music will return, I hope. We just never know the people behind the scenes of greatness exposed. God bless Esther's family during their sad time.
September 02, 2011
It is with such sadness that I too mourn this loss. We are and have been touched by the Gordy legacy which spilled over into Toledo years ago. We will remember her for her fortitude in keeping memories alive through Hitsville. I have visited the museum and it was such a blessing to see history remembered. May she rest with the Lord and may "Motown" live on in all of our hearts. We are praying for you family.

Bishop Marjorie Holt,
Bethesda Christian Center Cathedral, Toledo, Oh.
September 01, 2011


Hymn

When storms arise
And dark’ning skies
About me threat’ning lower,
To Thee, O Lord, I raise mine eyes,
To thee my tortured sprit flies
For solace in the hour.

The mighty arm
Will let no harm
Come near me nor befall me;
Thy voice shall quiet my alarm,
When life’s great battle waxeth warm --
No foeman shall appall me.

Upon thy breast
Secure I rest,
From sorrow and vexation;
No more by sinful cares oppressed,
But in thy presence ever blest,
O God of my salvation.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Mrs. Edwards is resting upon the breast of God with no sinful cares. May you use this fact to comfort you during this time of sorrow. May you also use all of the wonderful times that you had with Mrs. Edwards to further ease your sorrow. Mrs. Edwards will surely be missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace.
September 01, 2011
I remember meeting Mrs. Edwards at the party of a classmate when I was a teenager. The party took place in the pool house at the Gordy Mansion on W. Boston Blvd. and she stopped in to say hello to everyone. She was a very gracious woman and I have always treasured the memory of that visit to the famed Gordy home. May God bless and keep the soul of Esther Gordy-Edwards and grant her family strength as they mourn her passing.
September 01, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
September 01, 2011
Thank you for keeping "Motown" what it is. I am a product of the 60's and I listened to Motown and the Beatles. Quite a combo and I am a better person because of it. Rest in Peace and God Bless you and your family
September 01, 2011
Thanks for all the Motown memories. They live on today and will continue because it was truly the best music ever. I am a baby boomer. Long live Motown.
Michelle Harris
September 01, 2011
The Motown story is an amazing American saga, and it's story needs to be preserved and treated like the national treasure it is. Ms. Esther, obiviously has once again led the way. May she rest in peace until better times.
September 01, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 31, 2011
I wish to express my condolences to the family of Esther Gordy Edwards. She was a brilliant and talented woman. She has been a gift to many people who will always love & remember her unique inspirations. I am one of the 60's Baby Boomers who will always charish the many sounds and talents of Motown. Thank You and may the Lord continue to bless & comfort your family and friends of Mrs. Esther Gordy Edwards.

Deborah McLien-McClendon, Waukegan, Illinois
August 31, 2011
annette cummings may god bless you ,
August 31, 2011
Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mrs. Edwards life is truly one worthy of being celebrated. She has certainly left a legacy and innumerable memories. Cherish the many happy times you shared with her.
August 31, 2011
Thanks to Mrs. Edwards foresight my husband and I have enjoyed visiting the Motown Museum many times. Our yearly trek to the Woodward Ave Dream Cruise in one of our classic cars often includes a visit to "where it all began". Motown music has been such a big part of many of our happy memories. RIP Mrs. Edwards as your greet the other greats who went before you.
August 31, 2011
My condolences to the Gordy, Edwards and Bullock Family.
May the good LORD hold you in his arms and give you strength during this time of incredible sorrow.
August 31, 2011
Thank you Mrs. Esther Gordy Edwards,, for believing in Detroit ,,, thank you for the opening of Motown Museums. You paved the way for so many talented singers. May GOD rest your soul.
August 31, 2011
August 31, 2011

My sincerest condloences to the family and friends or Mrs. Edwards. I love the contribution Motown made to the world and am grateful for all your sacrifices. May God continually bless you all. Kindly and lovingly,



Min. Cynthia Dixon, MPA
NFLSG VHS SAO EAST
August 31, 2011
With my deepest sympathy to the Gordy and Edwards family.
August 31, 2011
Growing up in Detroit was so exciting in the 60's and 70's with Motown being our own!!! Mrs. Edwards was a tremendous force within the company. She has done the world a service with the creation of the Motown Museum. My sympathies to all who knew and loved her.
August 31, 2011
I too, would like to expressed my condolences for the late Esther Gordy Edwards. Motown back in the day was the record label that help change America. You will be always remembered. May tthe spirit of Esther Gordy Edwards live on in the bosom of God.
Pastor W.C. Scott
August 30, 2011
May the peace of God be with the Gordy & Motown family. Soror Gordy was a blessing to my family & her friendship shared with my brother Donald will long be remembered. She was a caring spirit who gave to many unselfishly.
Her memory lives through the lives she touched & the museum memories that will be shared for generations to come.
August 30, 2011
Thank you Esther for giving us the Motown Museum. I visited the museum a few year back and felt lucky to be there. May you enjoy a well deserved rest in heaven for the good you did on earth.
August 30, 2011
My condolences to the Family of this remarkable woman. Think of America without her touch, I shudder the thought. Like it or not, she is Americana. Motown.
August 30, 2011
you will always be remembered by your cousins in sandersville (oconee) Ga. We were always so happy to see you,to dine with you at the breakfast table,and to listen to the beautiful history of our wonderful family.Our hearts are sadden,but we know God is our Comforter. May God bless the Gordy and Edward families.
August 30, 2011
my prayers are with the gordyfamily and to you esther you''re work here is done there are more greater thing for you.
August 30, 2011
My condolences to the family. 1Cor. 15:26 promises that one day death will be no more.
August 30, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family and friends.

God Bless you all!
August 30, 2011
My deepest condolences go out to the Gordy/Edwards family. May you find a measure of comfort in that "God is healing the broken-hearted ones; And is binding up their painful spots" - PSALMS 147:3
August 30, 2011
Dear Gordy and Edwards Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. With warmest personal regards.
Mrs Edwards will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved
her.
August 30, 2011
God bless the entire Gordy family. I know the families' heart is heavy right now but know that LOVE LIVES ON! Thank you to Esther for everything she left as a legacy for her family, the City of Detroit, the Motown artists and our world. She is in a better place now where I know the angels are singing and welcoming her with open arms. God bless Esther Gordy. Coach
August 30, 2011
Condolences to the Motown Family. Her work that helped to build the Motown organization and the preservation of its legacy will always be treasured. NBHTF
August 30, 2011
Thank You so very much for all that you did for The Motown Sound!!!. I grew up with Motown, as did so many. With the MUSIC that was given to us back then, I wish we had it NOW!!!Thank You
August 30, 2011
To the Gordy and Edwards family:

Condolence,love, and peace. To be absent from this world, with all it's troubles is to be at peace in the presence of God.
August 30, 2011
Rest in peace Mrs . Esther Gordy-Edwards! You preserved our "treasured" Motown legacy.
August 30, 2011
Dear Edwards Family: What special mightiness Ms. Esther showed, according to the psalmist. You have a lot to proud of with her achievements. May the God of all comfort (1 Cor. 1:3, 4) help your family through this hard time.
August 30, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Edwards family. May the words found at Job14:13-15 bring you comfort.
August 30, 2011
Thank you Mrs. Esther Gordy Edwards so very much for all of the hard work you did helping your Family & for establishing the Motown Museum for All people. May you find Eternal Peace w/God in Heaven.
August 30, 2011
May God be with thios family in this hour of grief. Deepest Sympathy.
August 30, 2011
May She rest in peace.
August 30, 2011
Thank God for her,she seem to work wonders in the lives she touched
August 30, 2011
She is Safe in Jesus Arms. To the family Know that her life and all the things will forever live on..
August 30, 2011
Without your vision African American wouldn't have seen the fruits of your labor! Thanks for answering the calling! Maxie(Baltimore,Md.) Without Motown what would I dance to today!
August 30, 2011
To the Family of Esther Gordy Edwards Our condolences go out to the Family. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. It is truly a blessing to see 91 years. Now Esther can rest from all her labor in the arms of the Lord. We will continue to pray for the family. Family keep your hands in God's Hands, He will never leave you alone. God bless you all.
August 30, 2011
Thank you Ester, I love the movie "The Temptations" seeing them in front of Motown. To live to see 91 years is a blessing. My prayers go out to the family.
August 29, 2011
To the bereaved Edward and Gordy Family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences,
What a beautiful legacy in the field of
music. May you draw strength from God's
words. God is near to those broken at
heart and will give you the strength to
endure your loss. (John 5:28,29).
August 29, 2011
My Prayers are with the family. GOD BLESS..
August 29, 2011
May the Good Lord be with the entire Gordy, Bullock, Edwards & Motown Family in their time of sorrow. Just know that the Lord has you all wrapped in His Loving, Careing Arms and your pain that you are feeling now will get better in time, knowing that she is in a much better place. Love You All, God Bless.
August 29, 2011
GOD Bless you Esther, may you rest in eternal peace.
August 29, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 29, 2011
Esther was one of the warmest as well most wonderful women, that I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Along with her brother, Barry Gordy, she helped to make Motown Records one of the fastest growing small labels in the music industry.

It was an honor to know her, work with her, as well to know her personally as a very dear and loving close friend.

May she always live, in the memories of those that knew her as a very close and trusting friend and associate!

Paul "Billy" Wolfe
Former Personal Manager
Gladys Horton & The Marvelettes
August 29, 2011
May God bless your family.
August 29, 2011
To The Family of Esther Gordy Edwards,

May the Lord give you strength and keep you in his loving care, God Bless
August 29, 2011
May God bless you and keep you Ms. Esther Gordy Edwards.
August 29, 2011
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
August 29, 2011
esther you have lived a wonderfull life. and may god be with you alone the way.yur family has my condolences''you will be missed but god need you now'
August 29, 2011
May God continue to be with you all during this difficult time.
August 29, 2011
Praying for the Family.
August 29, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 29, 2011
Condolences to all, just know that God takes care of all who need the care the should be doled out as is obvious in this case.
August 29, 2011
Sad to see an Era Of OLD SCHOOL EXPIRE BACK WHEN WE WERE NEGRO
August 29, 2011
Rest in peace
August 28, 2011
Her Journey's Just Begun

Don't think of her as gone away
her journey's just begun,
life holds so many facets-
this earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness

can really pass way.

And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost-
and she was loved so much.

Rest On Mrs. Esther Gordy Edwards 1920-2011
August 28, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Edwards family. May the God of all comfort and tender mercies bring peace to your family.
August 28, 2011
Blessings ot the Gordy/Edwards Family!
August 28, 2011
With tears...but joy and fond memories of the most dynamic time of my life! Thank you sooo very much for sharing your sister, "Motown", and my Our Lord bring comfort to such a fabulous legacy.
Trish Brown San Diego
August 28, 2011
She was the wind beneath Barry wings. For 40 years, I heard of Barry Gordy...Barry Gordy and Motown, never once did I hear or read about this Sister. To God be the Glory for what we do behind the scenes and not get the recognition or fame. To the woman behind the scene.
August 28, 2011
August 28, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 28, 2011
STAR LIGHT
Why this world glows

Written in memory of
Esther Gordy Edwards


One day G-d placed a new star in the Heaven’s above. Soon the Angels all gathered to gaze and wondered at this newly formed star. For they could see the light of this star was still connected, very closely, to the earth below. And this star seemed to make the world itself glow brightly. The Angels asked the question, “L-rd, why does this star shine as brightly as it does?” The answer?

There are stars in the Heaven’s and stars here on earth
But it’s the stars in our lives that define what we’re worth
Shining with laughter and singing with love
They reflect the song playing from stars up above

Yes,
The people of love who light up our lives
Are more then we know, for they give strength as they guide
With their trust and the their faith and their unending ways
Their star out shines the sun on the brightest of days

And Esther,
She was a star, a sister, a friend
With a light and song that beams and amends
A bright filled earth mother who lived by her soul
Allowing others to shine and letting their star unfold

Yes, her star was a candle that could not be denied
Helping the songs of the Heavens be brought to our lives
Nurturing others to sing songs of life
But now
Something has come and shaken the light

Yet up in the stars, past the light in the sky
Her song sings with Angels in G-d’s Lullaby
Yet her deeds and her love they are lights here below
They continue to shine, as her star continues to glow
Because
She was a star among stars, the ones who give all the love that they hold
And that is why this world continues to glow
That is why this world continues to glow

And the Angels wept.

The Name Esther means Star

In Lasting Memory,

Eric Sander Kingston & Family
eskingston@gmail.com
August 28, 2011
IF THEIR WAS ANY MOTOWN WE HAVE NOTHING TO PASS ON TO OUR GENERATIONS TO COME!! I STILL HAVE MY SON'S ASKING FOR CERTAIN SONGS AND THEY ALL GO BACK TO MOTOWN !! THANK YOU AND GOD BE WITH YOU! I KNOW YOUR NOW WITH THE BEST.
August 28, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 28, 2011
Thank you for the legacy you made possible for our second generation of young and gifted children. We will always remember you and the many singers that your inspired and served as mother figure to them. God be with your family and friends.
August 28, 2011
REMEMBER, THERE IS ALWAYS A GOOD WOMAN (ESTHER GORDY EDWARDS) BEHIND A SUCCESSFUL MAN. THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED AND I HAVE APPRECIATED AND ENJOYED "MOTOWN" FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. SHE WAS AN ANGEL!!!!
August 28, 2011
Another true legend whose works speak for her. There is a song that says "Let the works that I've done speak for me." Many people sing this song, very few can testify to it. Heaven is rejoicing and welcoming a true legend home. It is finished. May the Lord strengthen and richly bless the Gordy family through their remembrance of this great woman.

Grace, love, peace and mercy to all.
August 28, 2011
you can;t do it alone. she was GOD'S ANGEL their to help and love from a place no one's knows. TO the family stay with JESUS LOVE and pray for understanding LOVE. MAY you and your family have all the condolences. THINGING OF ALL THE GOOD TIMES. DMC
August 28, 2011
I used to tell her that wanted to be just like her when I grew up...picture of style and class. RIP and God bless the family.
August 28, 2011
May your soul rest in peace! Thank you for given our children another part of history. God bless your family and friends as they remember your love.
August 28, 2011
a legacy of the best music ever created - the Motown Sound - Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops - our lives have been changed forever b/c of you and your brother Barry Gordy! May the love of our Heavenly Father bring comfort to your loved ones and may we all turn up the volume and let the Motown Sound always be!
August 28, 2011
Thank you Mrs. Edwards for the legacy you helped made possible. My prayers to all of your loved ones.
August 28, 2011
Gordy Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories comfort you.
August 27, 2011
My heart goes out to the family during this time of bereavement. Rest in Paradise!!! =( -The Blackwell Family
August 27, 2011
Sorry for your loss May she rest in eternal peace with God our Heavenly Father.
August 27, 2011
Ms Esther thank you for the music, and for supporting your brother, that today 2011 we are bless with the music of Motown, I say thank You.
August 27, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 27, 2011
I visited the Museum in 2009. Thank you for preserving all that wonderful memorabilia. Rest in peace with God.
August 27, 2011
my god be with you -RIP
August 27, 2011
May the celerity of righteousness grace her spirit.
August 27, 2011
Although I was unaware of your massive contribution to the Motown songbook, I am now profoundly sad at your passing. I grew up listening to your music. White or Black, it didn't matter at all.
August 27, 2011
My sincere condolences to the family.
May the hope of the resurrection promise
strenghtens and consoles you just as it was written at Isaiah26:19
with love mrs.brown
August 27, 2011
GOD HAS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL FLOWER ADDED TO HIS GARDEN.I KNOW THE FAMILY IS HURTING BUT TRUST IN THE LORD..@ UR MEMORIES WILL FILL U WITH HAPPINESS.
August 27, 2011
Another ANGEL called home! Thanks for all of your achievements. RIP Ester G. Edwards
August 27, 2011
I was born in Detroit,Mich. & grew up listening to the Motown sound,as did everyone else in the world.I was so sorry to hear of the loss of two motown pioneers(ashford).We were blessed to have them.
August 27, 2011
My condolences to family. i enjoyed reading about Esther Gordy and motown. she will be missed. may the God of all comfort help Gordy family to endure during this time of grief.
August 27, 2011
Thank you Lord for building up this army. Oh when I get there to see your face, along with these Angels. God bless the Gordy & Edwards Families.
August 27, 2011
Thank You!
August 27, 2011
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU WITH HIM.........YOU WERE AN "DOVE ON EARTH" AND NOW YOUR A "DOVE IN HEAVEN'.... GOD BLESS YOU.
August 27, 2011
To the Edwards Family,
May our condolences are with you during this time. Esther was loved by her friends and family. She was talented with what she did and will be able to use her talent when Esther hears God's voice, she will wake up to a new world where no one will be sick or growing old. John 5:28-29
August 27, 2011
My condolences to the Gordy family. I'm glad that Mrs. Esther had to vision to perserve Motown Records.
JoAnn Robinson-Wright, Cleveland, Ohio
August 27, 2011
love you so much
August 27, 2011
My sincere condolences to the Edwards family. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. 2 Cor. 1:3,4
August 27, 2011
Special Prayers for the Family of a special Lady. May God Comfort your hearts! So greatful God saw fit to bless the world with such great talent.
August 27, 2011
May God bless the Gordy family and may you have a peace of mind.
August 27, 2011
May the God of all comfort bring comfort to the family and friends of Esther Gordy Edwards. We look forward to the time when sickness and death is a thing of the past.
August 27, 2011
August 27, 2011
My God Grant you Peace and Mercy In your Time of Need. love the jackson family. cedar key fl.
August 27, 2011
Our sincere sympathy to the Edwards family. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. 2 Cor. 1:3,4
August 27, 2011
Mrs. Esther Gordy Edwards, through her creativity, has left a treasure for all to share. She will be remembered.

Condolences to her family.
August 27, 2011
August 27, 2011
Dear Family
Esther had a very good life. She had a vision and God allowed her to give it life. Now that her work is done, He has called her home to rest.
Praise God for Esther.
Jean Herndon, Bear, DE
August 27, 2011
What a dynamic person we had in this
beautiful lady and visionary. Motown
and its' extended family enabled us to
feel good about ourselves, our history in America and what it means to be a Black American.
Thank you Miss Esther
and may you rest in peace.
August 27, 2011
I light a candle for your love one, she will be missed. My condolences to your family. Esther will always be in your heart and in your fond memories. She is still with us, as rays from the sun and rain drops from the sky.
August 27, 2011
My sincere condolences to the family during this difficult time.
I hope that the family finds comfort from Psalms 147:3 which says:
"He is healing the broken-hearted ones
And is binding up their painful spots."
May you find comfort in God's promises
and the support of friends and family in the difficult days ahead.
Barney, Atlanta, Ga.
August 27, 2011
During these difficult days it is comforting to know that God can help you to endure any problem or the challenges that you will face in days to come. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort.” You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.
August 27, 2011
To the Gordy-Edwards family please accept my deepest condolences during your time of saddest i will pray for all bless you from the late MARV JOHNSON family his son Marv Jr.
August 26, 2011
My teen years were accompanied by the soaring of Motown and all the wonderful music. It was always my understanding that Mrs. Edwards was the person who tutored the Motown ladies on the importance of being ladies (after all, they were very young women). I believe Mrs. Edwards could look back over her life and be proud of her contribution to Motown and to the success of Motown with all the sparkling and lady-like female singers. Oh my goodness, how wonderful it would have been to sit down and hear her reminisce about the beginning days with Motown.

Your whole family is in my prayers. I know that Heaven is sparkling a bit brighter now that Ester Gordy Edwards is there.
August 26, 2011
We give our condolences to the family during your time of bereaving. God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Our prayers continually for each of you. God be with you.

I must work the works....John 9:4

Souther Illinois Annual
August 26, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Gordy family during the loss of their loved one, the legendary Mrs. Esther Gordy Edwards. A woman of intelligence, beauty, class, elegance, and grace. Thank you Mrs. Gordy Edwards for your many contributions to Motown, to the City of Detroit, and to the world; and for your commitment and love for family! It has truly been a pleasure to have met you and to have spent time with you and your beautiful family! R.I.P. Mrs. Esther Gordy Edwards, and may God bless and comfort the Gordy family during this difficult time.
August 26, 2011
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one Esther. It may be comforting to know that God cares for each and every one of us. The Bible gives us hope that one day we can see our loved ones again. On behalf of all mankind Jesus surrendered his soul. John 15:13 says "No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his soul on behalf of his friends". I hope these few words will bring you comfort and hope. sw
August 26, 2011
To the Gordy-Edwards Family,
- May our prayers and thoughts be with you in your time of lost.

Macedonia Baptist Church of Walton County , GA
August 26, 2011
May God keep and protect you
August 26, 2011
I enjoyed my visit to MOTOWN . Thank-you Ester!!!!
August 26, 2011
My prayers are with your family in this hour of sorrow. For someone that was in the back ground. You have accomplished so much. {A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song}
MAYA ANGELOU
August 26, 2011
Thank you Esther; You and your brother were pioneers in shaping the dignity of our black race. Rest in peace until the millennium Day when "all those in the memorial tombs will hear {Jesus} voice and come out." (John 5:28)
August 26, 2011
God be with your family. Mrs. Lisa Lee-Cooney San Francisco, California
August 26, 2011
Nobody is greater than god he love you Rest in Peace
thank for the memory
August 26, 2011
Rest in Peace Ms Esther.....
August 26, 2011
Lynnea Bailey
August 26, 2011
Rest in Peace Sweet Lady.
August 26, 2011
God Bless your memory,Esther.I'm looking back on more than forty years...You and the Gordy family.
Evangelist Frances Burnett Kelley
August 26, 2011
What a wonderful, legacy to leave the Gordy family and Detroit, i know her family and Detroit will miss her. R.I.P. God bless the family.
August 26, 2011
May God continue to Bless this family and keep them safe.

Sincerely,
Joyce Scott-Banks
McKenzie, TN
August 26, 2011
GOD grace blessed the GORDY family a long time ago and it is good to know that he is in the blessing business today.May HE continue to bless your family , for all the joy and happiness you and your family have shared with us all .
August 26, 2011
Missing you.
August 26, 2011
May you rest in Peace Mrs. Esther Gordy Edwards. It is good to know you did some much for Motown with your brother Berry and behind every man is a Great Woman like you.
Dalphine Farmer Clack, Tallahassee, FL
August 26, 2011
RIP, friend pam gerald
August 26, 2011
May God give your family peace and comfort ,your loved one is with him
August 26, 2011
Thank you for your LEGACY.
August 26, 2011
My deepest sympathy go out to Esther's families. This is a lady that lived a full and productive life. May you trust in God to give you strength at this sorrowful time. 23rd Psalm.
August 26, 2011
Thank you Esther. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. RIP
August 26, 2011
It's so hard when we loose a Loved One but God is still in control! She will be missed dearly, my codolences to the family of one of Motowns Greats.
August 26, 2011
What a beautiful person! Thank you for staying behind and preserving for all God's gift of "the Motown Sound". Without you a piece of history would have been torn down long ago. Godspeed. Psalm 71:1-6
August 26, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 26, 2011
RIP, Cousin Esther.
August 26, 2011
Thank you Mrs Esther for preserving the Motown legacy. Because of you, you kept the original building going and made it into what it is today. May God bless and keep the family. RIP.
August 26, 2011
you were light when it was dark.
August 26, 2011
To The Gordy & Edwards,

Grief can be so hard but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today & always. I have never met Ms. Esther but in my heart I know that she was a wonderful person and she will be missed dearly. Our sincere condolences from my family to yours.
August 26, 2011
R.I.P. Esther, you've done a good work and will never be forgotten for bringing Motown's legacy.
August 26, 2011
A truly talented lady from a talented family...Rest In Peace

V.Coates Columbus OH
August 26, 2011
Thinking of you Ms. Gordy-Edwards here in Savannah. May God bless you
August 26, 2011
May God bless and keep you Ms. Gordy-Edwards. We are thinking of you here in Savannah.
August 26, 2011
Another soldier gone on to Heaven! GOD Bless you for the lives you have touched and for the work you have done. Family, Be Blessed!

Chuckie & Nancy Frederick
August 26, 2011
May God bless and keep your dear family in their time of bereavement. Your work here was done and God wanted you to come home..Thank you for all of your contributions to the music that we loved so well.
August 26, 2011
R.I.P.-Sorry for your loss of family member.
August 26, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 26, 2011
May your family look forward to seeing your dear Mom in a resurrection when Jesus, the King of God's Kingdom, reunites all those sleeping in death with those beloved family and friends they left behind. The music that will fill the air then will praise our Heavenly Father and make all of us thankful to be alive.
August 26, 2011
REST IN PEACE
August 26, 2011
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me." Matthew 25: 35-36
August 26, 2011
May the God of all comfort, comfort the family and friends of Esther Gordy Edwards. She can look forward to the time when "all those is the memorial tomb will hear Jesus' voice and come out."
August 26, 2011
August 26, 2011
Mr.Gordy my prayers are with you in this time of need ,remember the good times . May god bless and keep you safe
August 26, 2011
rip
August 26, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We're sending you a hug from afar.
August 26, 2011
Family of Esther Gordy Edwards

My sincere condolences. May knowing others care and appreciate what Esther has accomplished through the years give you all a measure of comfort. May the God of all tender mercies who see your tears and pain of heart comfort and strengthen you all doing this most sorrowful time. He is healing the brokenhearted ones,
And is binding up their painful spots.
August 26, 2011
God Bless You. I remember being in Detroit in the 1990's and driving over to where Motown began and just sat in my car with amazement of what I was seeing.The building was closed at the time for some reason, but I HAD TO BE THERE IN PERSON TO TAKE IN THE FEELING OF EVERYTHING. God gave to you a talent to take care of things. An ardent fan of all Motown Music. Sandra Slater Louisville Ky.
August 26, 2011
To the Gordy family &friends & Edward family may God give you all comfort ,peace and love during this time.We bless God for this women and all her contributions God allowed her to do while she was own earth.As you take that last walk with your love one know that Gods has his hands own her and she is just resting in the arms of the almight God.To the entire family & friends just hold own to Gods unchanging hands and love one another and pray together .God will do the rest the world moan with you all.Rember Sweeping due for a night but joy comes in the morning.Sleep own Mrs.Gordy Edwards to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord.
August 26, 2011
Mrs Edwards thank you very much for your vision, And your dream.You are truly god angel.
August 26, 2011
August 26, 2011
Dear family and friends of Mrs. Edwards, please be assured that losing a loved one is not God's purpose and he has alot in progress so we would not have to suffer this pain anymore and to be able to see our loved ones again in paradise here on earth.
August 26, 2011
R.I.P. Esther,the music world has lost one of the great business women.To the family continued prayers,we share your grief and sorrow.Be healed,be delivered and be set free...May the Lord bless and keep you during this time,we send condolences...
August 26, 2011
R.I.P. a world class business woman,the music world will truely miss.Esther,the Lord's child,now you're our angel.The world's lost and Heaven's gain...To the family continuous prayers,we share your sorrow and grief. Our thoughts are with the family during the darkest hour,just remember to go to the Lord in Prayer.Be healed, be delivered and be set free...God bless and keep you...
August 26, 2011
To the the family of Esther Edwards - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
August 26, 2011
This is the first I knew of Esther Gordy, thank you all for sharing the legacy of Ms. Edwards and of Motown. Many of the history would be lost if you all would not continue to share it. Thank you for helping us see the beauty in our Black People!
August 26, 2011
Rest in Peace. Thanks for keeping the Motown Legacy alive.
August 25, 2011
god love you best.
August 25, 2011
To the Gordy family thank you for giving us so much wonderful music and keep your faith in the Lord and he will make everything okay for you.
August 25, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 25, 2011
they are the ones that started white folks listening to black folks music. They don`t make um like they use too. Loved the music...an Alabama girl.
August 25, 2011
GodBless you
Esther
thank you we all
send out our condolences
All my sisters And Brothers
Loved to Listen to all of the Motown music.
Those were the Fun
times Brings back
Lots of Good times some
not too great..
rip ~ Esther
August 25, 2011
I'm glad Esther, did work on Motown Museum that it's sososo important. I admire how she nurtured Stevie Wonder that's a wonderful thing Esther is a wonderful person she always thought of others.
The name her parent gave her Esther save the Jews so Jesus Christ could start christianity. And Esther in Bible times was beautiful inside and outside.

My our Heavenly Father comfort all the family members and close friends.
August 25, 2011
MY MOST SINCEREST AND DEEPEST HEART FELT PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THE FAMILY FRIENDS AND FANS OF ESTHER GORDY EDWARDS.
August 25, 2011
Thanks for everything
August 25, 2011
August 25, 2011
Dear Mr. Gordy sorry to hear about your loss you are in my prayers a true fan janette van dyke
August 25, 2011
Thanks for keeping the Music Alive!

Condolences...
August 25, 2011
To the family of Ms.Esther.I didn't know her personally,but I'm a 70's music fan.I feel that she was the Miss Jane Pittman of Motown.May she R.I.P.
August 25, 2011
A word of comfort for the family of Esther Gordy Edwards. "He is healing the brokenhearted ones and is binding up their painful spots". Psalm 147:3
August 25, 2011
May the family of Jean DeLucas know that their mother is in a better place where she is no longer in pain and that she has joined your father who had predeceased her and was waiting in heaven for her return to him. Know that your mother's compassion for others will be remembered and that her sense of humor and good nature live on in your memories and daily lives.

With deepest sympathy and our love.
August 25, 2011
i met Esther in Montego Bay, Jamacia, we were on a little boat where the young people were snorking , she had overheard me say ,that I was from Lansing, Michigan, so then she proceded to ask me if I knew her husband the Rep, or Gregory from the Resturant, I did know of Greg , he had been a friend of a friend. That year or so I saw Esther on T.V, accepting an award for Stevie Wonder. That was that. The year was 1972, I believe.
August 25, 2011
Visited the museum this pays July 2011. Thank you Ms. Esther and thank God for you.
August 25, 2011
Visited the museum this past July 2011. Thank you Ms. Esther for your gift to the world and thank God for you.
August 25, 2011
Rest In Peace, Prayers to her family
August 25, 2011
God Bless...May you now be playing your music in Heaven
August 25, 2011
May you find peace and comfort from the God of all comfort during this time of saddness.
August 25, 2011
This was a woman who stood in front of others and told them what they were going to do, meaning that I believe in you and if you let me guide you it will lead you into greatness. Esther left a legacy of greatness some passed before she did, those that remain here still have an abundance of stories to tell. May she rest in peace.
August 25, 2011
My Sincere Condolence...

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
August 25, 2011
Thank you Mrs Gordy-Edwards your legacy will always be cherished and nutured.
August 25, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 25, 2011
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF ESTHER GORDY EDWARD, THE BIBLE TELLS US THERE IS HOPE FOR OUR DEAD LOVE ONES IN THE NEAR FUTURE, ACT: 24: 14, 15.
August 25, 2011
To the Gordy Family,

A legend has left us and she will go down in history as she helped built a historical empire.

Ms. Esther, thank you for all the wonderful music!

May you rest in peace.
August 25, 2011
May almighty ALLAH be pleased with the work she did.
August 25, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 25, 2011
Oh my gosh
Years of MOTOWN'
A Legacy will never Die..
Rest in peace ESTHER GORDY EDWARDS
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August 25, 2011
My heart goes out to the Gordy family. May the God of all comfort be with you as you cope with your loss.
August 25, 2011
REST IN PEACE
August 25, 2011
August 25, 2011
Rest In Peace Mrs. Gordy-Edwards, May God Bless you and your family.
August 25, 2011
sorry to about your loss my prayers be with you


from d.fly
August 25, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 25, 2011
My Prayer's Are With Your Family,So Sorry For Your Lost.God Bless You All.
August 25, 2011
Thank you for all the years of great music; our prayers are' with the family, Take peace in knowing that she's gone home with all the other greats.keep her memories close to your hearts, and know that because of her, the world of music is a better place.........doris
August 25, 2011
look back with fondness, what a wonderful and giving life she had. You should all be proud.
August 25, 2011
To the family of Esther Gordy Edwards,
Life is full of ups and downs. But bereavement is a unique happening by itself. It tends to shatter one’s life. Please accept my condolences on this sad occasion. May God help you come out of grief soon.

God Bless,
Kimtraila Williams
August 25, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
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