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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter died. She was the closest adviser to President Jimmy Carter during their 77-year marriage,

The couple served four years in the White House and four decades working as global humanitarians. 

Rosalynn Carter, Politically Active First Lady, Dies at 96

16 years before Bill and Hillary Clinton served the nation as a couple, Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter worked as near co-presidents.

We are deeply saddened to learn that Rosalynn Carter has died. She was a compassionate and committed champion of #HabitatforHumanity and worked tirelessly to help families everywhere. Please join us in remembering her and celebrating her positive spirit and fierce determination. #HonoringMrsCarter

The Carters were married in 1946 at Maranatha Baptist Church, the congregation the couple helped start in Plains in the 1970s. The group members were reportedly divided because of segregation. Let's hope and pray that when her memorial services are held there, both races will once again reunite for good.

Former First-lady Rosalynn Carter, wife of the 39th president, dies at 96…

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former Pres. Jimmy Carter a devoted advocate for mental health, died on Sunday, the Carter Center announced. She was 96.

"Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished," Jimmy Carter said 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." 

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, wife of the 39th president and advocate for mental health care, dies at 96

The former first lady died peacefully at home, the Carter Center said.…