Senator Reverend Warnock Statement on the Passing of First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady of Georgia and the United States Rosalynn Carter:

I join all Georgians and Americans in mourning the loss of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to President Carter and their entire family. I’ve been blessed to know President and Mrs. Carter, and to call them friends. We mourn the passing of a great First Lady. But in her own right, Rosalyn Carter was a force of nature, a compassionate advocate, and a genuine friend to everyone she encountered—a great human being.

As a champion for all Georgians, Rosalynn’s impact on our state was immeasurable. She embodied the principles of love, justice, and humility that resonate in our faith traditions. Moreover, her commitment to destigmatizing mental health care, strengthening human rights and improving global health was an extension of her faith and a testament to her caring spirit. Her work was not about politics—it was about uplifting the vulnerable, showing mercy, and embodying the belief that we are all connected.

In this moment of mourning, let us not only remember Mrs. Carter in the lofty terms of history but in the personal, everyday moments of kindness and compassion she shared. May her legacy inspire us to be better neighbors, more compassionate leaders, and tireless advocates for the well-being of all. Today, we remember a mother and a grandmother, a friend, a champion, and a woman who made a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals. I pray for strength and comfort for President Carter, and all those across our globe who knew and loved Rosalynn Carter.


Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady of Georgia and the United States Rosalynn Carter: