Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the wife of ex-President Jimmy Carter, has died at the age of 96.
The Carter Center confirmed in a statement that she died peacefully with her family by her side.
“Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving and women’s rights, passed away Sunday… at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96,” the Carter Center said in a statement.
Rosalynn Carter obituary
There is no official obituary for Rosalynn Carter yet, but here is a summary of her life and achievements:
Born Eleanor Rosalynn Smith on August 18, 1927, in Plains, Georgia, she grew up in a close-knit family during the Great Depression.
She met Jimmy Carter when she was 18 and married him in 1946, after he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. They had four children: John William, James Earl III, Donnel Jeffrey, and Amy Lynn.
Rosalynn Carter supported her husband’s political career, which spanned from the Georgia State Senate to the governorship of Georgia to the presidency of the United States.
She was an active and influential first lady, who attended Cabinet meetings, lobbied Congress, traveled abroad, and campaigned for human rights.
She also championed mental health issues, creating a presidential commission and raising awareness and funding for research, treatment, and prevention.
After leaving the White House in 1981, Rosalynn Carter continued her public service and humanitarian work with her husband through The Carter Center, a non-governmental organization that they founded in 1982.
The Carter Center works to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health around the world.
Rosalynn Carter also served as a board member of several organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, the National Mental Health Association, and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.
Rosalynn Carter was a woman of faith, courage, and compassion, who inspired millions of people with her vision of a world where everyone can live in peace, dignity, and justice.
She was widely admired and respected for her public service and her personal strength.
She received many honors and awards for her achievements, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, the United Nations Human Rights Prize, and the Indira Gandhi Prize.
She was also a prolific author, having written or co-written more than 10 books on various topics, such as politics, religion, history, and memoirs.
Rosalynn Carter was diagnosed with dementia in early 2023 and entered hospice care in November 2023.
She died of natural causes at her home in Plains, Georgia, surrounded by her loved ones.
She is survived by her husband, four children, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as a devoted leader, advocate, and friend.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and by all who benefited from her legacy.
“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” Jimmy Carter said in the statement.
“She gave me wise guidance and encouragement when I needed it. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me,” the former Democratic president said.
When is Rosalynn Carter funeral service
As of now, the funeral date of the Rosalynn Carter has not been disclosed by her family.
Having said that, we are still following up on her death, we will update you as soon as we get important information about Rosalynn Carter funeral service.
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