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29. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96
Sun Nov 19, 2023, 05:35 PM
Nov 2023


ATLANTA (Nov. 19, 2023) — Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m. at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. She died peacefully, with family by her side.

Mrs. Carter was married for 77 years to Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, who is now 99 years old.

“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.”

She is survived by her children — Jack, Chip, Jeff, and Amy — and 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A grandson died in 2015.

“Besides being a loving mother and extraordinary First Lady, my mother was a great humanitarian in her own right,” said 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.”

The schedule of memorial events and funeral ceremonies will be distributed as soon as possible to media and posted on www.rosalynncartertribute.org. This tribute website includes the family’s official online condolence book and opportunities for memorial gifts, as well as an official biography and downloadable photos.

I am sure she will rest in peace. elleng Nov 2023 #1
I won't be surprised if he passes really soon too, happens often with couples this long together. sunonmars Nov 2023 #4
Agree debm55 Nov 2023 #15
RIP to one of our best First Ladies. Lunabell Nov 2023 #2
Broken heart syndrome, he won't want to be without her. sunonmars Nov 2023 #6
RIP. May her memory be a blessing. Marcus IM Nov 2023 #3
... milestogo Nov 2023 #5
Rest in Peace. dmr Nov 2023 #7
Here is to a life lived well. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #8
Carter Center tribute site for Rosalyn Carter ificandream Nov 2023 #9
RIP First Lady Rosalynn Carter PufPuf23 Nov 2023 #10
RIP pfitz59 Nov 2023 #11
A special person. AZ8theist Nov 2023 #12
Oh no......... a kennedy Nov 2023 #13
Rest well, you most human of beings. nolabear Nov 2023 #14
My heart is breaking. Aristus Nov 2023 #16
Mine, too, Aristus. Glorfindel Nov 2023 #28
That must have been a wonderful experience. Aristus Nov 2023 #31
. Loryn Nov 2023 #17
Oh my goodness malaise Nov 2023 #18
Bless her heart rogerballard Nov 2023 #19
🌹 Donkees Nov 2023 #20
😪 Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2023 #21
... 2naSalit Nov 2023 #22
K&R UTUSN Nov 2023 #23
In a world of "pretend" Christians ... SarcasticSatyr Nov 2023 #24
Terrible news BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #25
A true love story... RIP Rosalynn Arazi Nov 2023 #26
She was a genuinely kind and good person. yardwork Nov 2023 #27
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96 LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #29
I am glad she is getting the recognition she deserves senseandsensibility Nov 2023 #30
Peaceful passage ma'am. sarge43 Nov 2023 #32
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