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According to The Carter Center, Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed on at 2:10 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at her home in Plains, Georgia.  She died with family by her side at the age of 96.

She was married to the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter, for 77 years.

“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” President Carter said.  “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.”

“Besides being a loving mother and extraordinary First Lady, my mother was a great humanitarian in her own right,” said Chip Carter. “Her life of service and compassion was an example for all Americans.  She will be sorely missed not only by our family but by the many people who have better mental health care and access to resources for caregiving today.”  Mrs. Carter was a champion of mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights.

Mrs. Carter is survived by her children, Jack, Chip, Jeff, and Amy, plus eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a grandson who died in 2015.

A tribute website can be accessed at, which includes the family’s official online condolence book, photos, and more.