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  1. 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 her son’s presidency.

  2. Feb 26, 2023 · Jimmy Carters mom joined Peace Corps at 68 and never held her tongue. By Ronald G. Shafer. February 26, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. EST. Jimmy Carter and his mother, Lillian, watch the proceedings...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Jan 11, 2011 · Jan 11, 2011. Although she’s best known as the mother of President Jimmy Carter, Lillian Gordy Carter lived a remarkable life of her own. During an era when women were expected to take a...

  5. Apr 27, 2008 · Known around the world simply as “Miss Lillian,” President Jimmy Carter's mother became America’s First Mama — irrepressible, often hilarious, always a fighter on behalf of the underdog. Now,...

  6. Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter. Jimmy Carter National Historical Park. Lillian Carter. Quick Facts. Significance: Jimmy Carter's Mother. Place of Birth: Richland, Georgia. Date of Birth: August 15, 1898. Place of Death: Americus, Georgia. Date of Death: October 30, 1983. Cemetery Name: Lebanon Church Cemetery.

  7. Oct 31, 1983 · Lillian Carter, the 85-year-old mother of former President Jimmy Carter, died of cancer yesterday in Americus- Sumter County Hospital in Americus, Ga., where she had been hospitalized since...

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