Condolences and kind words were shared for the late former first lady.
Rosalynn Carter, the spouse of ex-president Jimmy Carter, passed away on Sunday at 96 years old.
Former President Carter stated that Rosalynn was his equal partner in all his achievements and provided him with wise guidance and support whenever needed. He also expressed that as long as she was alive, he felt loved and supported by someone.
The previous first lady had been
Earlier this year, the woman chose to remain residing with her spouse in Plains, Georgia.
Her family stated the previous week.
The author expressed that they will forever hold in their memory the selfless nature and commitment of the woman to her spouse, loved ones, and nation. They hope she can find peace in passing.
The Clintons, in a united statement, also emphasized the contributions of Rosalynn Carter in the field of mental health.
The Clintons expressed their admiration for Rosalynn Carter, who was known for her empathy and dedication to promoting human rights. She tirelessly advocated for marginalized individuals and communities throughout her impressive lifetime. Through her advocacy for mental health, she improved access to quality care and helped reduce societal stigma. Additionally, her early efforts in promoting childhood immunization have resulted in improved health for countless Americans.
Michelle Obama reflected on her encounters with Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady.
Michelle Obama praised Mrs. Carter for her unwavering faith and dedication to serving others. Through her influential platform, she made a significant impact, particularly in addressing the stigma surrounding mental health and advocating for improved care for the elderly. Mrs. Carter also fought for women’s rights and continued to be a champion for various causes, including providing affordable housing for those in need and supporting caregivers, throughout her more than four decades of service.
People from both political parties expressed their condolences for the loss of Rosalynn Carter.
“First Lady Rosalynn Carter dedicated her life to serving others,” Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a social media post. “America has lost a passionate humanitarian and champion for people all over the world. My heart goes out to her entire family.”
On X, Republican presidential candidate and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson paid tribute to the former first lady’s dedication to serving others.
Governor Hutchinson expressed that the death of Rosalynn Carter not only meant the loss of a former First Lady, but also the end of a love story that served as inspiration to many. Jimmy and Rosalynn worked together in service to our country both during and after their time in the White House. Through her advocacy for mental health services and awareness, Rosalynn reminded us of the ongoing importance of addressing mental illness.
The U.S. Secret Service also honored the ex-first lady.
The agency expressed admiration for your kindness, tact, and dedication to improving society for those in need, which has served as a role model for an entire generation. They have been privileged to safeguard and assist you for many years. You have truly been a valuable asset to our country and our Secret Service community.
The volunteer organization
The Carters’ longtime partner, who they had collaborated with since the 1980s, grieved the passing of Rosalynn Carter.
Habitat for Humanity shared on social media that they were saddened by the passing of Rosalynn Carter. They expressed gratitude for her dedication and empathy as a strong advocate for their cause and her tireless efforts in supporting families globally. They are honoring her legacy with the hashtag #HonoringMrsCarter.
Nancy Pelosi, the previous Speaker of the House, also recalled the efforts of the couple with Habitat for Humanity.
“Together, through their Carter Center and involvement in Habitat for Humanity, President and First Lady Carter have offered a beacon of light to every corner of the world,” she said in a statement. “Their beautiful love and partnership was truly a wonder for all to behold. May it be a comfort to President Carter, their children Jack, Chip, Jeff and Amy, their many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and all of her loved ones that so many all over the globe are praying for them at this sad time.”
“House Speaker Mike Johnson praised the exceptional love and dedication shown between her and President Carter, as well as their admirable commitment to serving the public and undertaking remarkable charitable efforts over the years.”
From 1977 to 1981, Jimmy Carter held the role of president. He and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, hold the record for being the longest-married couple among all presidential spouses.