The Oasis Reporters
November 21, 2023
One American president who visited Nigeria during his tenure in the 70s with his wife and daughter, was Jimmy Carter and he later touched Nigerian lives including helping to save the life of General Olusegun Obasanjo from the gallows of General Sani Abacha has lost his wife of several decades, Rosalynn.
It has been announced that Mrs. Rosalynn Carter who passed away last Sunday, at the age of 96 with family by her side is to be buried at the Carters’ home in Plains, Georgia in the home that she and Jimmy, her husband built more than 60 years ago. It will be on Wednesday, November 29.
The funeral service will be private, but the public is invited to line the streets of Plains for a motorcade to honor and pay tribute to the former first lady. People can also send in condolences from wherever they are via a dedicated legacy page.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris would be there.
We take Mrs Obama’s tribute.
“You learn very quickly that there is no handbook or rules to being First Lady.
Technically, it’s not even an official position.
And while there are spoken and unspoken expectations that provide some structure, the role is largely shaped by the passions and aspirations of the person holding it”.
In her tribute to Rosalynn Carter, one time First Lady Michelle Obama says:
“First Lady Rosalynn Carter understood that well. Guided by her abiding faith and her commitment to service, Mrs. Carter used her platform in profoundly meaningful ways.
Her groundbreaking work to combat the stigma faced by those struggling with their mental health brought light to so many suffering in silence.
She advocated for better care for the elderly.
She advanced women’s rights.
And she remained a champion for those causes — and many others like building affordable housing for those in need and caring for our nation’s caregivers — in the more than four decades that followed.
When our family was in the White House, every so often, Rosalynn would join me for lunch, offering a few words of advice and always — always — a helping hand.
She reminded me to make the role of First Lady my own, just like she did. I’ll always remain grateful for her support and her generosity.
Today, Barack and I join the world in celebrating the remarkable legacy of a First Lady, philanthropist, and advocate who dedicated her life to lifting up others.
Her life is a reminder that no matter who we are, our legacies are best measured not in awards or accolades, but in the lives we touch.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy and the entire Carter family during this difficult time”.
Additional contribution: Jessica Moore.