"She was so many rare things," Melissa Scott Sinclair writes on behalf of the Style Weekly staff. Robinson-Jeter (pictured), who passed away in May, was "a cleareyed optimist" and a ceaseless worker who loved her job as classified advertising director. She was a key player in Style Weekly's joining AAN, and she had been invited to speak at the annual convention this month. But Robinson-Jeter's most unusual quality, Sinclair writes, was her ability to "make time" for friends and co-workers.
Margie Robinson-Jeter died May 26, according to an obituary published this weekend in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Robinson-Jeter, 41, was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering "cardiac arrest," according to an e-mail sent to AAN by Style Weekly Publisher Jim Wark. Memorial services for Robinson-Jeter were held this afternoon.