Ruth. Billy. Bessie Lillian Carter ( née Gordy; August 15, 1898 – October 30, 1983) was an American nurse. Carter's son Jimmy Carter served as president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She was also known for her contributions as a Peace Corps volunteer in India and for writing two books during his presidency.
26. Feb. 2023 · “Mrs. Lillian Carter, the 68-year-old mother of State Sen. Jimmy Carter, leaves Tuesday for a two-year tour of duty with the Peace Corps in India,” United Press International reported.
- Ronald G. Shafer
In 1983, Lillian died at the age of 85 in nearby Americus, Georgia. She was buried along side her husband at Lebanon Church Cemetery. Admirers around the world who had been touched by her presence, mourned her death.
Lillian Gordy Carter, Mother of a President. Raised in rural, southern Georgia, Lillian Gordy Carter was trained as a nurse and spent her life opposing the strict codes of segregation. After the death of her husband, she left a life of being a homemaker and joined the Peace Corps to support public health in rural India.
Bessie Lillian “Miss Lillian”. Gordy. Carter. Birth. 15 Aug 1898. Richland, Stewart County, Georgia, USA. Death. 30 Oct 1983 (aged 85) Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, USA.
Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (August 15, 1898 – October 30, 1983) was an American nurse, political activist and humanitarian. She was born in Richland, Georgia. Carter was the mother of former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter.