Today, we bid farewell to a remarkable woman, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who dedicated her life to advocating for mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights. At the age of 96, Mrs. Carter peacefully passed away surrounded by loved ones in her home in Plains, Georgia.
A Life of Love and Partnership
For 77 years, Rosalynn Carter was married to Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Their partnership was built on equality and support. President Carter often spoke of Rosalynn’s instrumental role in his accomplishments, describing her as his “equal partner” who offered wise guidance and unwavering encouragement.
A Legacy of Compassion and Service
Rosalynn Carter’s impact extends far beyond her role as a loving mother and extraordinary First Lady. She was a compassionate humanitarian who left an indelible mark on America. Chip Carter, one of her children, shares that his mother was not only an example to their family but also to countless individuals who now have improved access to mental health care and caregiving resources.
Honoring Rosalynn Carter’s Memory
As we remember Rosalynn Carter, let us celebrate her trailblazing spirit and the positive change she brought to the world. Her commitment to mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights continues to resonate today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Carter family, as they mourn the loss of a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Rosalynn Carter’s legacy lives on, inspiring generations to come.