Admirers at Carter Center remember former first lady Rosalynn Carter

Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 8:57 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Sunday’s death of former first lady Rosalynn Carter has devastated many people, including those who live not far from the Carter Center in Atlanta.

Resident Joel Silverman went to the center on Sunday to bring flowers and pay his respects.

“I think everyone in Georgia loved her with no exception,” he said. “No one didn’t love Mrs. Carter.”

A legacy of devotion to human rights and mental health, Mrs. Carter did much of her humanitarian work in The Carter Center, which she, along with her husband Former President Jimmy Carter, founded.


“I think the Carters never stopped fighting for peace and global health,” Silverman said. “They never stopped representing the best of what America could be.”

Atlanta News First also spoke with Kevin Green who was saddened by the loss of a woman who he said made an everlasting impact, from her work to improve global health to promoting greater access to mental healthcare.

“My heart fell when I saw the camera crews, so I looked it up,” he said. “Sad, but what a legacy. The Carters have certainly left their mark on this globe and continue to.”

To honor the former first lady’s legacy, the Carter Center has set up a special website where you can pay tribute to Rosalynn Carter.

On the website, you can explore the life and achievements of the former first lady. You can also read her detailed biography, and contribute to a condolence book.

Click here to visit the website and pay your tribute to Carter.