- Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the wife of ex-President Jimmy Carter, has passed away at the age of 96.
- Mrs Carter was diagnosed with dementia in May which led to her death.
- Michelle Obama mourn by noting Rosalynn would join her in the White house,offer her advice and helping hand reminding her,her role of being a First Lady.
Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the wife of ex-President Jimmy Carter, has passed away at the age of 96 at her house.
Through a statement released by Carter Center,they said that Rosalynn Carter died peacefully with her family by her side.
”The global staff of the Carter Center grieves the passing away of our visionary Co-founder ,former U.S First Lady Rosalynn Carter ,whose compassion,strength and leadership inspired us all,”
”Over more than 50 years ,Mrs.Carter was a tireless advocate for those living with mental health illness ,supporting practical measures and policy reforms to create parity for mental with physical illness in Georgia,The United States ,and internationally.She taught generations of journalists how to report about behavioral health in a way that reduces stigma and stimulates understanding and equitable treatment.”The tribute reads.
Mrs Carter was diagnosed with dementia in May .
She married Jimmy Carter on 7 July 1946 and they were blessed with four children.
The Carters’ son, Chip, described her as a loving mother, extraordinary first lady and a great humanitarian in her own right.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, after losing a grandson in 2015.
Michelle Obama’s Tribute
Michelle Obama through her Twitter/X account has mourn Rosalynn noting that she had faith and was committed to her work advocating on mental health.
”Guided by her abiding and her commitment to service ,Mrs.Carter used her platform in profoundly meaningful ways.Her groundbreaking work to combat the stigma faced by those struggling with their mental health brought light to so many suffering in silence,”
”She advocated for better care for the elderly.She advanced women’s rights.And she remained a champion for those causes and many others like building affordable housing for those in need and caring for our nation’s caregivers in the more than four decades that followed.”She wrote.
She added that Rosalynn would join her in the White house,offer her advice and helping hand reminding her, her role of being a First Lady.
”When our family was in the White house ,every so often ,Rosalynn would join me for lunch,offering a few words of advice and always,always ,a helping hand ,”
”She reminded me to make the role of First Lady my own,just like she did.I’II always remain grateful for her support and her generosity.”She concluded.