The Carter Center released a statement saying that former first lady Rosalynn CarterGeorgiaDied at home at the age of 96.
The statement said Rosalynn Carter was suffering from dementia and her health had been declining for several months. Rosalynn Carter died peacefully at her home in Plains, Georgia, at 2:10 pm on the 19th, with her family by her side.
Former President Jimmy Carter, who was 99, issued a statement in memory of his wife, saying: “Rosalyn was my equal in everything I accomplished. Whenever I needed it, she provided wise advice and Provided encouragement. As long as there is no world left in the world with Rosalynn, I knew someone loved me and supported me.” The Carters married in 1946 and had three sons and a daughter.
bidenAs the President prepared to board Air Force One to leave Norfolk, Virginia on the evening of the 19th, he told the media that the Carters were a “wonderful family” who made the White House even more beautiful. Biden said the Carters have been married for 77 years and their great character is admirable. “God bless them.”
●Biden spoke to family members to express condolences
Biden told the media that he had spoken to Carter’s family, who told him that Carter is currently with his children and grandchildren.
First Lady Jill Biden said in a statement that Rosalynn Carter is known for campaigningmental healthand to protect and promote the rights and interests of women. “During the holiday season, I hope you will also pray for the Carter family,” he added.
Carter is still living at home in Plains Township and began receiving hospice care in February of this year.
●Second longest lived first lady in history
Carter is the oldest sitting president in US history, and Rosalynn Carter is the second-longest serving First Lady in US history, second only to former First Lady Bess Truman, who died at the age of 97.
Former President Trump wrote in a post on “Truth Social” that Rosalynn Carter has won the admiration and gratitude of the American people, from being a member of the Navy to being the wife of the governor of Georgia. First Lady of the United States.
Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush issued a joint statement saying Rosalynn Carter was a woman of high moral character and strong will. Bush said, “There was no better spokesperson for Carter, and their partnership was a great example of loyalty and faithfulness. He left behind a legacy of groundbreaking examples dedicated to destigmatizing mental health.”