In a rare public appearance, 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, bid farewell to his late wife, Rosalynn Carter. Dressed in a dark suit and tie, Jimmy, despite his own health struggles, remained by Rosalynn’s side during her final hours. Their bond, forged in childhood in Plains, Georgia, remained unbroken until the very end.
Rosalynn, a resilient and compassionate First Lady from 1977 to 1981, passed away at the age of 96 on November 19, surrounded by loved ones in their home. Her passing, while anticipated, has been met with widespread celebration and admiration from thousands around the world.
During their time at the Carter Center, Rosalynn and Jimmy dedicated themselves to humanitarian work. However, the toll of the past year has taken a toll on their health, leaving concerns about Jimmy’s condition in the wake of Rosalynn’s departure.
Prior to the memorial service, their grandson, Jason Carter, shed light on Jimmy’s physical decline, revealing that his time with us may be limited. Throughout his life, Jimmy Carter has been a source of strength and inspiration for many, but Rosalynn was his rock. Her absence will undoubtedly leave a profound impact on him.
During the memorial service, their daughter, Amy Carter, took the stage to read a heartfelt letter that Jimmy had written to Rosalynn during his time in the Navy. It was a beautiful testament to their enduring love, a love that will continue to transcend time.
As we say goodbye to Rosalynn, let us remember her remarkable legacy and the immeasurable impact she had on the lives of many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carter family during this difficult time. May Rosalynn rest in peace.