Memorial Services Last 3 Days for Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

(PatriotWise.com) — The late First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who passed away on November 19 at the age of 96, was memorialized over three days in Georgia this past week, ABC News reported.

Mrs. Carter died at her home in Plains, Georgia, surrounded by her family. The former first lady had been suffering from dementia and was on home hospice care at the time of her death.

Carter was remembered in a series of events that began on Monday with a motorcade carrying her remains to Georgia Southwestern State University, her alma mater in Americus, where wreaths were placed in front of her statue, according to The Carter Center.

Members of the Carter family rode in the motorcade as it headed from Plains to Americus, with some of the former first lady’s Secret Service protection detail serving as honorary pallbearers.

From Georgia Southwestern State University, the motorcade continued on to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, where Mrs. Carter lay in repose while the public paid its respects to the former first lady.

A memorial service for Mrs. Carter was held on Tuesday at Emory University’s Glenn Memorial Church in Atlanta. The first lady’s funeral on Wednesday was held at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, where former President Jimmy Carter once taught Sunday School.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Georgia on Tuesday for the memorial service in Atlanta, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff.

Also in attendance at Tuesday’s memorial service were former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton, as well as former first ladies Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, and Laura Bush. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and his wife, Marty, also attended.

In memory of Mrs. Carter, the White House ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff.

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