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Sun Nov 19, 2023, 03:20 PM Nov 2023

Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and tireless humanitarian who advocated for mental health issues, dies at 96 [View all]

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Source: NBC News

Nov. 19, 2023, 3:13 PM EST


Rosalynn Carter, the Georgia-bred former first lady and humanitarian who championed mental health care, provided constant political counsel to her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, and modeled graceful longevity for the nation, died Sunday at her home in Plains, according to the Carter Center. Carter was 96. She had entered hospice care in her Georgia home on Friday.

Former President Carter said in a statement shortly after her death: “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.”

She was widely regarded for her political shrewdness, drawing particular praise for her keen electoral instincts, down-to-earth appeal, and work on behalf of the White House, including serving as an envoy to Latin America. Carter devoted herself to several social causes in the course of her public life, including programs that supported health care resources, human rights, social justice and the needs of elderly people.

“Twenty-five years ago, we did not dream that people might someday be able actually to recover from mental illnesses,” Carter said at a mental health symposium in 2003. “Today it is a very real possibility.” “For one who has worked on mental health issues as long as I have,” she added, “this is a miraculous development and an answer to my prayers.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituaries/rosalynn-carter-former-first-lady-dies-rcna62862



Just heard this on the local news radio station.

Link to tribute from Carter Center - https://www.rosalynncartertribute.org/

Official biography (PDF) - https://ccdogwood.blob.core.windows.net/ccdogwood/rosalynn-carter-biography-final.pdf

to ificandream for tribute/bio links.



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Nov. 19, 2023, 3:13 PM EST


Rosalynn Carter, the Georgia-bred former first lady and humanitarian who championed mental health care, provided constant political counsel to her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, and modeled graceful longevity for the nation, died Sunday at her home in Plains, Georgia, according to the Carter Center.

Carter was 96. She had entered hospice care at home on Friday.

She was widely regarded for her political shrewdness, drawing particular praise for her keen electoral instincts, down-to-earth appeal, and work on behalf of the White House, including serving as an envoy to Latin America.

Carter devoted herself to several social causes in the course of her public life, including programs that supported health care resources, human rights, social justice and the needs of elderly people. "Twenty-five years ago, we did not dream that people might someday be able actually to recover from mental illnesses," Carter said at a mental health symposium in 2003. "Today it is a very real possibility." "For one who has worked on mental health issues as long as I have," she added, "this is a miraculous development and an answer to my prayers."



Original article -

Nov. 19, 2023, 3:13 PM EST


Rosalynn Carter, the Georgia-bred former first lady and humanitarian who championed mental health care, provided constant political counsel to her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, and modeled graceful longevity for the nation, died Sunday, according to the Carter Center.

She was 96.

She was widely regarded for her political shrewdness, drawing particular praise for her keen electoral instincts, down-to-earth appeal, and work on behalf of the White House, including serving as an envoy to Latin America.

Carter devoted herself to several social causes in the course of her public life, including programs that supported health care resources, human rights, social justice and the needs of elderly people. "Twenty-five years ago, we did not dream that people might someday be able actually to recover from mental illnesses," Carter said at a mental health symposium in 2003. "Today it is a very real possibility."
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RIP, Ms. Carter. Thank you for everything you did for our country. Nt spooky3 Nov 2023 #1
Love & Light EarthFirst Nov 2023 #2
Peace to her, comfort and love to her Jimmy and family mahina Nov 2023 #3
Press statement issued by the Carter Center. ificandream Nov 2023 #4
R.I.P. Marthe48 Nov 2023 #8
A long life well lived. Dulcinea Nov 2023 #79
John 3:16 usaf-vet Nov 2023 #5
thank you. rip orleans Nov 2023 #6
Beautiful, Ty 💗 appalachiablue Nov 2023 #29
77 years married - wow, just wow. Rest in Peace Rosalynm Carter and May your Memory be a Blessing. iluvtennis Nov 2023 #44
A gracious lady who had a life well lived. brer cat Nov 2023 #7
Carter Center tribute site for Rosalyn Carter ificandream Nov 2023 #9
nothing to say but NJCher Nov 2023 #10
WaPo has it too mcar Nov 2023 #11
So sad, Rest in Peace relayerbob Nov 2023 #12
God bless. Joinfortmill Nov 2023 #13
The angels are waiting for you Mrs. Carter. Thank you for being you and thank President Carter for sharing you with LoisB Nov 2023 #14
Even though expected, this still hits so hard. :( chia Nov 2023 #15
Really sorry to hear this even though it's not unexpected peggysue2 Nov 2023 #16
I agree about Jimmy holding on. ShazzieB Nov 2023 #49
agreed quakerboy Nov 2023 #77
RIP. Behind the Aegis Nov 2023 #17
My thoughts exactly. MontanaMama Nov 2023 #26
I suspect that is what he would want. TNNurse Nov 2023 #41
A sad loss for the US and for humanity in general. Glorfindel Nov 2023 #18
I'm so deeply sad for the Carter family COL Mustard Nov 2023 #19
What a statement from Jimmy Carter. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #20
R.I.P. Rosalynn Chrisdutch Nov 2023 #21
I think firmer President Carter will not be far behind now. Lonestarblue Nov 2023 #22
That Was My First Thought erpowers Nov 2023 #31
I'm not sure why, but I have felt they would make their journey to the other side together... msfiddlestix Nov 2023 #33
A kind and gentle human BeyondGeography Nov 2023 #23
RIP Demovictory9 Nov 2023 #24
One of the finest human beings ever democrank Nov 2023 #25
. NewHendoLib Nov 2023 #27
The story just came over the phone a few minutes ago. mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2023 #28
Aww.....such sad news bdamomma Nov 2023 #30
A Classy and Dedicated First Lady perdita9 Nov 2023 #32
R.I.P., wonderful lady. sinkingfeeling Nov 2023 #34
Is it just me.... Faux pas Nov 2023 #35
I don't cry often . . SarcasticSatyr Nov 2023 #36
RIP to a great lady. evolves Nov 2023 #37
May she rest in Paradise, this hits hard HipChick Nov 2023 #38
R.I.P. P.C.L.D. Nov 2023 #39
Unbelievably beautiful couple. GreenWave Nov 2023 #40
Heartbroken that she has gone; sympathies to former President Carter, their family, and friends. Backseat Driver Nov 2023 #42
Go forward into the light of God's love, Rosalynn. patphil Nov 2023 #43
What sad news BigOleDummy Nov 2023 #45
Very sad news, another good person gone 😪💔🕯️ Raine Nov 2023 #46
RIP, Ms. Carter. Me we honor your memory by being like you. ancianita Nov 2023 #47
Light and love PlutosHeart Nov 2023 #48
... littlemissmartypants Nov 2023 #50
Rest in Peace Rosalynn. 💙💙💙 sheshe2 Nov 2023 #51
RIP, Mrs. Carter. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2023 #52
And so passes stage left Nov 2023 #53
Rest In Peace, Rosalynn Carter gademocrat7 Nov 2023 #54
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passes Away at Age 96 LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #55
Damn, that's heartbreaking. paleotn Nov 2023 #56
Rest in peace. diehardblue Nov 2023 #57
I'm in tears MissMillie Nov 2023 #58
Oh sad. And poor ex-President Carter. :( C Moon Nov 2023 #59
Damn. Elessar Zappa Nov 2023 #60
RIP n/t lordsummerisle Nov 2023 #61
Rest in peace angrychair Nov 2023 #62
This is a lovely picture of Rosalynn--from 1979 when she was our First Lady. riversedge Nov 2023 #63
She graced our nation with wisdom, strength, and true goodness. RIP nt Trueblue Texan Nov 2023 #64
it's a sad day mike_c Nov 2023 #65
I bet he will be "home" with her very soon. BigmanPigman Nov 2023 #66
Hitting me way harder than I thought it would. NBachers Nov 2023 #67
Her presence made the world a better place Cadfael Nov 2023 #68
RIP First Lady Rosalynn Carter sdfernando Nov 2023 #69
Rest in Peace Mrs. Carter CountAllVotes Nov 2023 #70
RIP Dear Rosalynn. pazzyanne Nov 2023 #71
May her memory be a blessing. EllieBC Nov 2023 #72
I got to meet her once Major Nikon Nov 2023 #73
She was a kind and earnest person blogslug Nov 2023 #74
... Ruby Zee Nov 2023 #75
You will be missed. William769 Nov 2023 #76
A very kind and classy lady Bayard Nov 2023 #78
We will likely not see her BlueMTexpat Nov 2023 #80
Thank you Mrs Carter nightwing1240 Nov 2023 #81
The Carters are two true Americans who dedicated their lives truthisfreedom Nov 2023 #82
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