Berry Gordy Jr. http://michiganradio.org en Remembering a Motown founder: Esther Gordy Edwards' funeral today http://michiganradio.org/post/remembering-motown-founder-esther-gordy-edwards-funeral-today <p>Esther Gordy Edwards gave her brother, Berry Gordy Jr., <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/aug/30/esther-gordy-edwards-obituary">an $800 loan</a> to start Motown Records back in 1959. She went on to become an integral part of her brother&#39;s company and started the Motown Museum back in 1985.</p><p>Edwards <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/pillar-motown-esther-gordy-edwards-dies-91">died last week</a> at the age of 91. Today is her funeral.</p><p>From the <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110831/NEWS01/110831013/1001/news">Detroit Free Press</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Hundreds are expected to say good-bye to Esther Gordy Edwards, the sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. who helped him build the company and led efforts to turn its original Detroit headquarters into a museum.</p><p><br />The funeral for Edwards is 11 a.m. today at Bethel AME Church in Detroit. She died last week at age 91. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:50:34 +0000 Mark Brush 3976 at http://michiganradio.org Remembering a Motown founder: Esther Gordy Edwards' funeral today