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.
Bessie Lillian “Miss Lillian”. Gordy. Carter. Author, Social Activist, Mother of US President Jimmy Carter. Fondly known as Miss Lillian, she is remembered for her contribution to nursing in her home state of Georgia and as a Peace Corps volunteer in India, as well as her Southern charm and down-to-earth manner.
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.
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.
19. Nov. 2023 · The Carter Center in Atlanta announced her death. It had disclosed on May 30 that Mrs. Carter had dementia. “She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains and ...
Lillian Gordy Carter, Mother of a President. Georgia Stories. Georgia Women of Achievement. 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 ...
10. Okt. 2023 · Place of Death: Americus, Georgia. Date of Death: October 30, 1983. Cemetery Name: Lebanon Church Cemetery. Bessie Lillian Gordy was born August 15, 1898 to James and Mary Ida Gordy in Richland, Georgia, a town a few miles west of Plains. She was the daughter of a postmaster and a homemaker.