From the National Association of Black Storytellers:
"On August 15, 2009, Executive Director Linda Jenkins made her transition surrounded by family and friends. There is now within our organization a void that cannot be filled. We acknowledge that we are hurting beyond measure. Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to Brother Charlie Brown and family. Although Sister Linda Jenkins Brown has made a transition, yet her presence can still and will always be felt as she watches us from the other side as our Guardian Angel."