Rosalynn Carter, the esteemed former First Lady of the United States, passed away peacefully at the age of 96 in her Georgia home.
As the wife of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter, she was by his side in both life and political journey, leaving an indelible mark on American history.
A Life of Service and Advocacy
Born Eleanor Rosalynn Smith in Plains, Georgia, Rosalynn Carter grew up facing challenges, including the early death of her father.
Her resilience and strength were evident from a young age as she helped her mother and cared for her siblings.
As First Lady, both of Georgia and later the United States, she dedicated herself to creating a more compassionate society.
Her work significantly impacted various social causes, including the fight against age discrimination, promoting opportunities for those with developmental disabilities, and advancing women’s equality.
Legacy of a Compassionate Leader
Rosalynn Carter was known for her active role in policy and advocacy. She was particularly passionate about mental health, a cause she championed throughout her life.
The Carter Center, co-founded with her husband in 1982, highlights her efforts in improving treatment and services for mental health conditions.
Rosalynn Carter is survived by her husband, four children, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Her passing is not just a loss for her family but for the entire nation that admired her dedication to public service and her role as a partner and confidante to one of the country’s leaders.
With information from: Fox News