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Esther Gordy Edwards

Esther Gordy Edwards (Michael Ochs Archives)
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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." - W Dee Newell (Detroit/ Memphis/Batesville, MI)
September 14, 2013 "Remembering You as a friend you are missed and thought of often" - Jim Ditton (Dearborn Heights, MI)
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" - Jim Ditton (Dearborn Heights, MI)
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." - Judi (NY)
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" - Harry Webber (Los Angeles, CA)
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