Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at 96

She was an advocate for women’s rights, caregivers, and mental health.

Former President Jimmy Carter’s wife Rosalynn Carter passed away at home in Plains, Georgia, on Sunday at 96 years of age. President Carter, the 39th U.S. president, is now 99 and the longest-lived president in U.S. history. They were married for 77 years.

“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” President Carter said. “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.”

“Besides being a loving mother and extraordinary First Lady, my mother was a great humanitarian in her own right,” said her son, Chip Carter. “Her life of service and compassion was an example for all Americans. She will be sorely missed not only by our family but by the many people who have better mental health care and access to resources for caregiving today.”

She is survived by 3 sons and a daughter, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With gratitude for the life and accomplishments of Mrs. Carter throughout her life.
  • For comfort for President Carter and the family as they mourn her loss.

Sources: The Carter Center, The Stream


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