Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady of the United States, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, November 19, 2023. According to The Carter Center, she had been suffering from declining health and dementia. She was 96 years old and married to former President Jimmy Carter for 77 years. Together they shared four children, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She is the second longest-lived first lady, and Jimmy Carter is the longest-lived US President, at 99 years old.
The Carter’s marriage was considered a ‘full partnership,’ CBN News reported. They were married at Plains Methodist Church in 1946.
“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.”
Aides at the White House recall Jimmy referring to Rosalyn as his best friend and the most influential person in his life. People reported the meaning behind “ILYTG,” Jimmy and Rosalyn said to each other: “I love you to the goodest.’ That’s what my mother and daddy used to say back and forth, and I…
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