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  • Who was Rosalynn Carter?
  • We remember the former first lady.
  • She passed away last week in Plains, GA.

After suffering from dementia for several years, Eleanor Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady of the United States, passed away on Sunday, November 19.

According to CNN, her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, attended the funeral.

A tribute was held on Tuesday at the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

One of her last journeys took place on Monday morning, as her body traveled from Plains to Atlanta. May she rest in peace.

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter died peacefully

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Originally from Plains, Georgia, Rosalynn Carter was born on August 18, 1927. She passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 96.

A couple of days earlier, it was announced that she would enter palliative care, like her husband did last February.

In May, the Carter Center reported that she was suffering from dementia. The public was able pay their respects to her from 6 to 10 pm on Monday.

The private funeral for family and friends took place on Wednesday, November 29, at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

Who was Rosalynn Carter?

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Rosalynn Carter was orphaned as a teenager and she helped her mother support the family.

Before turning 19, she married Jimmy Carter, and they had four children: John, James, Donnel, and Amy.

When Jimmy Carter was elected senator for the State of Georgia in 1962, Rosalynn Carter supported her husband in his political career.

She campaigned with hime when he ran for president of the United States and later was involved with the Carter Center.

She was an advocate for mental health reform

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According to CNN, Rosalynn Carter distinguished herself as a tireless advocate for mental health reform.

Furthermore, she fought to destigmatize mental illnesses and dedicated herself, alongside her husband, to various humanitarian efforts.

She also actively participated in preparing the foundation to assist in the 2004 Venezuelan presidential referendum.

The funeral was attended by U.S. President Joe Biden, as well as the First Lady Jill Biden, not to mention Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.

Rosalynn Carter’s health issues

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Months before turning fifty, the former first lady underwent surgery to remove a breast tumor.

Fortunately it was benign, although it prompted her to pay more attention to her health.

At that time, her press secretary Mary Hoyt described this event as a routine private matter.

Following her funeral, her remains will be laid to rest at her home in Plains, Georgia.

‘A Model of the Modern First Lady’

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The question, ‘Who Rosalynn Carter?’ was has many answers right now. One of them was provided by the mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.

Telemundo Atlanta reported that Andre Dickens described her as «the model of the modern first lady.»

He also praised her work promoting mental health awareness.

‘She never stopped advocating for mental health or the Equal Rights Amendment,’ Dickens stated in a press release.

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