Which famous people have you outlived?
Jimmy Carter's mum
Died when: 85 years 76 days
Star Sign: Leo
Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (August 15, 1898 – October 30, 1983) was the mother of the thirty-ninth president of the United States Jimmy Carter. She was also known for her contributions to nursing in her home state of Georgia and as a Peace Corps volunteer in India as well as writing two books during the Carter presidency.