In a heartfelt tribute on social media, House Speaker Mike Johnson extended thoughts and prayers to the family of former President Jimmy Carter, following the death of his beloved wife, Rosalynn Carter. The former First Lady, a renowned figure of grace and compassion, passed away at the age of 96, triggering a wave of remembrance and sympathy online.
Speaker Johnson, representing Louisiana, shared his deep condolences: “Kelly and I mourn the loss of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter,” he wrote. “Her enduring partnership with President Carter was a beacon of mutual respect and charity, evident in their lifelong public service and philanthropic endeavors. We lift President Carter and his family in prayer during this poignant moment.”
As the nation learned of her departure, many reflected on the enduring bond shared between Rosalynn and her husband, Jimmy Carter. The couple’s commitment to each other was as profound as their commitment to bettering the lives of those around them. “Rosalynn was my steadfast companion and source of inspiration,” said Jimmy Carter. “Her presence meant an assurance of being loved and championed, no matter the circumstance.”
The news of Rosalynn Carter’s passing comes as Jimmy Carter continues to receive care in his Georgia home, surrounded by the warmth of family and the respect of a nation he once led.