Remembering Rosalynn Carter: A Life of Service and Dignity
Rosalynn Carter, the esteemed former First Lady of the United States, dedicated her life to public service, mental health advocacy, and humanitarian causes.
In November 2023, the nation mourned as she entered hospice care at home in Georgia, with her passing confirmed on November 20, 2023, at the age of 96.
A Life of Service
Rosalynn Carter, born on August 18, 1927, in Plains, Georgia, played a pivotal role as the First Lady during the presidency of her husband, Jimmy Carter, from 1977 to 1981.
Throughout her life, she championed numerous causes, with a particular focus on mental health awareness and humanitarian efforts.
In May 2023, the Carter family revealed that Rosalynn Carter had been diagnosed with dementia.
This diagnosis marked a turning point in her health, signaling the beginning of a challenging journey for the former First Lady.
Hospice Care at Home
As her health declined, Rosalynn Carter entered hospice care at home in Georgia.
Hospice care is a form of specialized medical care that focuses on providing comfort and support to individuals with terminal illnesses.
It allows patients to spend their final days in a familiar and comforting environment surrounded by loved ones.
The Passing of an Icon
On November 20, 2023, the Carter Center confirmed Rosalynn Carter’s passing at the age of 96.
The nation mourned the loss of a beloved figure who had left an enduring legacy of service, compassion, and advocacy.