Rosalynn Carter death: Funeral set after Jimmy Carter’s touching tribute newsbhunt


Biden pays tribute to former first lady Rosalynn Carter: ‘She brought so much grace to office’

Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former president Jimmy Carter’s wife, died at the age of 96 on Sunday.

The Carter Center announced the former first lady’s death just two days after she entered hospice care at the couple’s home in Plains, Georgia. Rosalynn is survived by her husband, four children, 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a legacy of mental health advocacy.

Jimmy Carter, 99, who is also in hospice care, paid tribute to his wife in a statement saying, “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,” he added.

The couple’s son, Chip Carter, called her “a loving mother”, “extraordinary First Lady” and “great humanitarian”.

A formal funeral is set to take place next Wednesday, November 29th in Plains, Georgia. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects as Carter lies in repose at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.


Secret Service say ‘farewell’ to Rosalynn Carter

The Secret Service, which provided protection for Rosalynn Carter and Jimmy Carter for the 42 years following Mr Carter’s leave from the White House, issued a statement following Rosalynn’s death on Sunday.

“Your compassion, diplomacy and penchant to make society better for those less fortunate was an inspiration for an entire generation. It has been our honor to protect and serve you for all of these years. You were truly a treasure for our nation and our Secret Service family,” the Secret Service wrote in a statement on X. 

Ariana Baio20 November 2023 19:00


How Rosalynn Carter spent her 96th birthday

On August 18th, Rosalynn Carter celebrated her 96th birthday at her home in Plains, Georgia with her husband, former president Jimmy Carter, and family, according to The Associated Press.

Carter, who died on Sunday, was navigating living with dementia in the final months of her life while her husband was entered into hospice earlier this year.

Her quiet birthday was spent eating cupcakes and peanut butter ice cream and then releasing butterflies into the Carters’ garden.

Carter had a deep love for butterflies since childhood.

Her family and friends released butterflies on her birthday as well as an ode to her life.

Ariana Baio20 November 2023 18:30


Bill and Hillary Clinton issue statement on death of Rosalynn Carter

Former president Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement on X about Rosalynn Carter, the former First Lady and wife of president Jimmy Carter.

“Rosalynn Carter was a compassionate and committed champion of human dignity everywhere,” the statement began.

The Clintons highlighted Carter’s work in mental health advocacy, childhood immunization and working with Habitat for Humanity as part of her “remarkable life.”

“Rosalynn will forever be remembered as the embodiment of a life lived with purpose,” they said.

Ariana Baio20 November 2023 18:00


Funeral will take place next Wednesday

The Carter Center announced that tributes to Rosalynn Carter will begin on Monday, November 27 and her funeral will take place on Wednesday, November 29.

Carter, who died at age 96 on Sunday, was the First Lady to one-term President Jimmy Carter.

Next Monday, Carter will lie in response at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects there.

On Tuesday, there will be a tribute service at Glenn Memorial Church at Emory University featuring invited guests only.

Then on Wednesday, a funeral procession will begin at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains before Carter is taken to the Carter family residence for a private burial.

Members of the public are welcome to view the motorcade route from the church to downtown Plains.

Ariana Baio20 November 2023 17:30


Michelle Obama remembers Rosalynn Carter’s advice

Former First Lady Michelle Obama shared a tribute to a fellow First Lady Rosalynn Carter, after news of her death on Sunday broke.

In a lengthy post on X, Ms Obama said Carter would join her for lunch every so often while she was in the White House to offer “words of advice and always – always – a helping hand.”

“You learn very quickly that there is no handbook or rules to being Frist Lady,” Ms Obama wrote. “And while there are spoken and unspoken expectations that provide some structure, the role is largely shaped by the passions and aspirations of the person holding it.”

“[Carter] reminded me to make the role of First Lady my own, just like she did. I’ll always remain grateful for her support and generosity,” Ms Obama wrote.

Ms Obama said Carter made “groundbreaking work” to combat the stigma of mental health, advocated for better care for older adults and advanced women’s rights.

Ariana Baio20 November 2023 17:00


Barack Obama pays tribute to Rosalynn Carter

Former president Barack Obama paid tribute to the late first lady, Rosalynn Carter, on X, alluding to her impact on others through her work of service.

“Rosalynn Carter’s life is a reminder that no matter who we are, our legacies are best measured not in awards or accolades, but in the lives we touch,” Mr Obama wrote.

“We send our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy and the entire Carter family during this difficult time,” he added.

Ariana Baio20 November 2023 16:30


Who are Rosalynn Carter’s’ children?

Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter had four children together throughout their 77 years of marriage.

The oldest child, John William “Jack” Carter was born on July 3, 1947.

He was raised in Plains, Georgia and worked on the family’s peanut farm before attending the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and Georgia Southwestern University. Like his father, he joined the Navy.

Their second child is James Earl “Chip” Carter III who was born on April 12, 1950. He was born in Hawaii while Mr Carter was stationed there during his Navy service. He worked in his family’s peanut warehouse before being elected to the Plains city council.

The Carter’s third child is Donel Jeffrey “Jeff” Carter, born on August 18, 1952. He attended Georgia Southwestern University and then George Washington University.

The fourth child, and only daughter, is Amy Lynn Carter who was born on October 18, 1967. She is the only Carter child to have spent her childhood in the White House.

Ariana Baio20 November 2023 16:01


Misconceptions about the Carter administration

MISCONCEPTION: Ronald Reagan freed the American hostages in Iran.

MORE ACCURATE: Carter and his administration negotiated their release, but Tehran wouldn’t free them until after Reagan’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 1981.

MISCONCEPTION: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter founded Habitat for Humanity.

MORE ACCURATE: The Carters have been Habitat’s most famous endorsers and volunteers. But the organization was established by wealthy businessman Millard Fuller and his wife, Linda, as an outgrowth a Georgia commune where the spent time in the 1960s.

MISCONEPTION: Jimmy Carter was an unabashed liberal.

MORE ACCURATE: Carter was a moderate politician, campaigned deliberately and, once in office, pursued policies that don’t fit easily under one label.

MISCONCEPTION: Jimmy Carter is married to “RAHZ-lyn,” and he was there when she was born.

MORE ACCURATE: It’s “ROSE-lyn,” and he met her as a newborn – but not immediately.

The Associated Press20 November 2023 15:30


In photos: Rosalynn Carter through the years

Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter (3rd R), flanked by his wife Rosalynn (3rd L), his daughter Amy (4th L) and family, flashes a victory sign during a rally in Atlanta. – Carter was elected on December 21, 1976


Former US President Jimmy Carter (L) addresses media 01 March 1988 outside Carter’s residence in Plains while Democratic party presidential hopeful Richard Gephardt (C) and Rosalynn Carter look on.

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Former US President Jimmy Carter (L) waves to the crowd as he sits with his wife, Roslyn (R), at the 1998 Goodwill Games boxing finals 01 August at Madison Square Garden in New York

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Peace Prize winner and former US president Jimmy Carter signs the guestbook in the Nobel Institute in Oslo 09 December 2002, next to his wife Rosalynn

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan (L) is escorted by former President George W. Bush following the funeral for former first lady Betty Ford at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church July 12, 2011

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter (C) walks US President Joe Biden and US first lady Dr. Jill Biden out after they after visited former US President Jimmy Carter, April 29, 2021, in Plains, Georgia.

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Ariana Baio20 November 2023 15:00


Looking back on Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s 77th wedding anniversary

In July, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter marked their 77th wedding anniversary at their home in southern Georgia – continuing their legacy as the longest-married first couple.

The two spent a quiet night at home celebrating as both faced health troubles in the last year. The former first lady had dementia while Mr Carter has been in hospice care since February.

Though they both struggled with their health in their later years, they still enjoyed each other’s company, according to the Carter family.

“As we have looked back at their legacy, it has been really wonderful to see the outpouring of support and respect and love,” Jason Carter, the couple’s grandson, said at the time.

“That word love is really the one that defines certainly their personal relationship, but also the way they approach this world.”

Ariana Baio20 November 2023 14:30


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