Memorial Observances Planned Monday for Rosalynn Carter

ATLANTA (Nov. 26, 2023) — Memorial observances for former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will begin Monday in South Georgia and Atlanta.

Members of Mrs. Carter’s family will travel in a motorcade from downtown Plains to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, where former members of her U.S. Secret Service protection detail will serve as honorary pallbearers during a brief departure ceremony.

The motorcade will proceed to Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, where university President Neal Weaver and Jennifer Olsen, CEO of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers, will lay wreaths before a statue of Mrs. Carter. The public is invited to watch this brief ceremony.

The motorcade then will travel to Atlanta. A private arrival ceremony will take place at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, followed by a short service for library, museum, and Carter Center staff.

The public is invited to view the motorcade all along its route and pay respects as Mrs. Carter’s body lies in repose in the library-museum lobby from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday. Buses will shuttle mourners from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 436 Peachtree St. NE, to the repose and back again. Bags, purses, weapons, and animals (other than service animals) are prohibited. More information is at



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Rosalynn Carter 1927-2023


From the Georgia State House to the White House and for decades after, Rosalynn Carter was actively devoted to building a more caring society.

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