The center says Carter passed away around 2 p.m. at her home in Plaines, Georgia with her family by her side.
She was married to Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, for 77 years. She has 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and was described as a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights.
“Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished,” said Former President Carter in a statement. “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.”
“Besides being a loving mother and extraordinary First Lady, my mother was a great humanitarian in her own right,” said Chip Carter. “Her life of service and compassion was an example for all Americans. She will be sorely missed not only by our family but by the many people who have better mental health care and access to resources for caregiving today.”
“I’m sorry that I have to lead this off with a sad announcement. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has just passed and she was well-known for her efforts on mental health and caregiving and women’s rights. So I hope during the holidays you’ll consider saying, include the Carter family in your prayers,” said current First Lady, Jill Biden.