President Joe Biden, accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden, is set to visit Atlanta to attend a tribute service honoring the late former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will also be present at the service, scheduled for Tuesday.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passes away at 96
Rosalynn Carter, who was the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, passed away on Sunday at the age of 96.
In recognition of her life and contributions, a series of ceremonies will be held this week. These events celebrate her legacy and allow the public to offer their respects.
Public tributes for former First Lady at Jimmy Carter Library
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum will host a public viewing, allowing individuals to pay tribute to the former First Lady as she lies in repose on Monday.
The following day, a tribute service for guests will take place at Glenn Memorial Church at Emory University. On Wednesday, a private funeral service is planned for family and close friends at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.
Jimmy Carter’s attendance uncertain; Carter Center shares events plans
The Carter Center has shared this schedule detailing the arrangements for the commemoration.
The participation of former President Jimmy Carter in these memorial events remains unconfirmed, as reported by The Carter Center to CNN.
President Biden honors Rosalynn Carter’s legacy, praises family in tribute
President Biden, reflecting on Rosalynn Carter’s passing, expressed his admiration for the Carter family.
He stated, “They’re really an incredible family because they brought so much grace to the office.” Biden’s words underscore the respect and high regard in which the Carters are held.
Rosalynn Carter: A legacy of advocacy in mental health
Rosalynn Carter’s most significant and enduring individual legacy is her work towards reducing the stigma associated with mental illnesses.
She was a staunch advocate for parity and access to mental health treatment. Her efforts in this area are widely recognized and celebrated.
Carters: Redefining post-presidential impact
Additionally, Rosalynn Carter, together with her husband, Jimmy Carter, transformed the role of former presidential couples.
Their joint initiatives post-presidency had a significant global impact.
The Carter Center: Global missions in health and democracy
The Carters established the Carter Center, through which they engaged in various international endeavors.
They visited numerous global hotspots, including Cuba, Sudan, and North Korea, where they monitored elections and worked towards eradicating Guinea worm disease and other neglected tropical diseases.
This aspect of their work reflects their commitment to global health and democracy.
Final days: Rosalynn, Jimmy Carter in home hospice care
In the period leading up to her death, Rosalynn Carter was receiving hospice care at the couple’s home in Plains, having been diagnosed with dementia in May.
Former President Jimmy Carter also began home hospice care in February, following multiple hospital stays.
Honoring Rosalynn Carter: A life of advocacy and impact
The events planned for this week not only honor Rosalynn Carter’s memory but also celebrate the vast contributions she made both nationally and internationally.
Her advocacy and humanitarian efforts have left a lasting impact, and the planned ceremonies are a fitting tribute to her remarkable life.