Carter, Bessie Lillian Gordy
Born: Aug 14, 1898 AD
Died: 1983 AD, at 85 years of age.
1898 - Born on August 15th in Richland, Georgia. American nurse.
- Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter was the mother of the 39th President of the United States, James "Jimmy" Carter.
1920 - She left Richland for a career as a nurse.
- She had dreamed of being a nurse and when she was accepted as a trainee at the Wise Sanitarium, the 22-year-old Miss Gordy moved to Plains.
- Lillian met Earl Carter, who was a successful business man in Plains.
1923 - Married to Earl Carter on September 26th at Plains Baptist Church.
1966 - At the age of 68, Lillian decided to join the Peace Corp.
- She used her nursing skills to help those less fortunate in India.
1983 - Died on October 30th.
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