Sad news reached us today as Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, an incredible advocate for mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 19 at her home in Plains, Georgia. She was a remarkable 96 years old. We take solace in knowing that she had her loving family by her side during her final moments.
Rosalynn Carter was a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to numerous causes and made substantial contributions to society. As the beloved wife of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Mrs. Carter shared in her husband’s accomplishments and offered him wisdom and unwavering support for their remarkable 77-year marriage. President Carter expressed his deep gratitude for her unwavering support, describing her as his equal partner in every achievement. He shared, “As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.”
Rosalynn Carter’s legacy extends beyond her role as First Lady and mother. She leaves behind a loving family, including her children Jack, Chip, Jeff, and Amy, as well as 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Our condolences go out to all of them, including the memory of a grandson who tragically passed away in 2015.
Chip Carter, Rosalynn’s son, eloquently described his mother as not only a caring and exceptional First Lady but also a true humanitarian in her own right. Her tireless efforts to improve mental health care and enhance resources for caregiving have positively impacted many lives. Her life of service and compassion serves as an inspiration to all Americans. We are grateful for her legacy, and her influence will be deeply missed by our family and countless others.
Rosalynn Carter’s passing marks the end of an era, but her impact will continue to be felt for generations to come. She has left an indelible mark on history, forever reminding us of the power of compassion and the importance of fighting for the rights and well-being of others.
Rest in peace, Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Your dedication and kindness will never be forgotten.