Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a Trailblazer, Passes Away at Age 96

ATLANTA (Nov. 19, 2023) — On Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m., Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a devoted advocate for mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, peacefully passed away at her residence in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Carter, who was married for an impressive 77 years to Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, left a lasting impact on those around her.

President Carter fondly reflected on their partnership, stating, “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished. 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.”

Survived by her children—Jack, Chip, Jeff, and Amy—along with 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, Mrs. Carter’s legacy extends beyond her role as a loving mother and exceptional First Lady.

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

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