Brown, Linda Jenkins

August 19, 2009

On August 15, 2009 LINDA JENKINS BROWN of Glenwood, MD, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Linda, a native Baltimorean, began her career as a teacher with the Baltimore school system and retired after 31 years as Chief, Policy and Program Development Division, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Highway Admin. During her distinguished career, Linda received numerous awards including the Secretary of Transportation's Meritorious Achievement Award, the Administrator's Superior Performance Award and being chosen to represent her agency at the United Nations Non-Governmental Forum for the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Linda was also highly recognized for contributions to her Alma Maters, Morgan State University and the University of Baltimore; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the American Association for Affirmative Action, Music One and the National Association of Black Storytellers. In her personal life as well as her career and volunteer endeavors, Linda touched the lives of thousands of families. However, she will be most remembered for the strength, passion, grace, love of God, family and others. She was a leader, organizer, storyteller, sorority sister, avid traveler and art collector. Most importantly, she was a wise counselor, magnificent wife, mother, sister and a kind and faithful friend. All who knew her grew to love her. Survivors include her beloved husband of 44 years and childhood sweetheart, Charles Edward Brown, II, who went to every length in assuring her comfort; their son Charles Edward Brown, III (LaShawn) of Baltimore, MD; sister Carolyn Jenkins Freeman (David) of Bel Air, MD; brothers Benjamin Louis Jenkins, Sr. (Phyllis) of Baltimore, MD; Robert Stephen Jenkins (Vivian) of Blackstock, S.C.; five grandchildren and a host of other relative and friends. Visitation and organization ceremonies on Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at WYLIE FUNERAL HOME OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 9200 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133. Visitation on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 10:00 A.M and service at 11:00 A.M. at St. Bernardine Roman Catholic Church, 3812 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229. Interment following . In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., MTFF, P.O. Box 26402, Baltimore, MD 21207-7007, Attention Estella Cage. National Association of Black Storytellers, Youth Program, P.O. Box 67722, Baltimore, MD 21215. H.L. Cornish Alumni Chapter, Morgan State University, P.O. Box 6910, Baltimore, MD 21216, Attention Delores Vook. University of Baltimore, Education Foundation, 1420 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, Attention William Cole. Inquiries www.wyliefh.com

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