Reactions pour in for Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passing at 96
PLAINS, Ga. (WALB) - People from around the world are reacting to Rosalynn Carter’s passing, which comes just two days after the Carter Center announced that she was going into hospice.
“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.” Jimmy Carter told ABC in a statement.
The Carter Center announced that Rosalynn was diagnosed with dementia in late May.
“Among her many accomplishments, Rosalynn Carter will be remembered for her compassionate nature and her passion for women’s rights, and mental health reform,” Jon Ossoff said.
Today, we remember a mother and a grandmother, a friend, a champion, and a woman who made a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals.— Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (@SenatorWarnock) November 19, 2023
I pray for strength and comfort for President Carter, and all those across our globe who knew and loved Rosalynn Carter. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/qyDwBot5D0
First Lady Rosalynn Carter walked her own path, inspiring a nation and the world along the way.— President Biden (@POTUS) November 19, 2023
On behalf a grateful nation, we send our love to the entire Carter family and the countless people whose lives are better, fuller, and brighter because of Rosalynn Carter.
First Lady Rosalynn Carter lived a life of service, faith, compassion, and unmatched moral leadership.— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) November 20, 2023
During her time in the White House, Rosalynn Carter redefined the role of First Lady. Through her courageous advocacy, Mrs. Carter helped bring the issue of mental health out… pic.twitter.com/cqFka1iuKb
With every moment, Rosalynn Carter showed the world the resilience of the human spirit. We thank her for serving the least of these + for giving mental health a voice in a damning silence.— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 19, 2023
My deepest condolences to President Carter and their family during this time of mourning. pic.twitter.com/oP6xE6pjuY
Today we remember Rosalynn Carter, First Lady from 1977-1981.— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) November 19, 2023
In this July 1978 photo, she’s visiting @amhistorymuseum, then known as the National Museum of History and Technology, to donate her gold-trimmed blue chiffon inaugural gown to the collection. She’d first worn the… pic.twitter.com/NE6Vb1U7Pg
“Rosalynn worked tirelessly to move the conversation about mental health out into the open,” Valdosta State University said in a tweet. “She advocated for human rights, social justice, and the needs of the elderly, and she will be deeply missed.”
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