Former President Jimmy Carter is predicted to attend a memorial service for his late spouse, Rosalynn Carter, on Tuesday in Atlanta, his grandson instructed CNN, a tribute that may even be attended by all residing former first women.
Jason Carter, Carter’s grandson, instructed CNN that the previous president plans to journey to Atlanta to attend the service at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory College campus.
First Woman Jill Biden might be joined by former first women Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump on the service. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and second-in-command Doug Emhoff are additionally anticipated to attend, as are former President Invoice Clinton.
It’s common for sitting and former First Women to attend the funerals of former First Women. Nevertheless, Trump’s presence marks a uncommon public look for the previous first girl, who has largely prevented the general public eye since leaving Washington in January 2021, at the same time as her husband seeks to return to the White Home. Former President Donald Trump just isn’t anticipated to attend the service.
Rosalynn Carter died peacefully at her residence in Plains, Georgia, on November 19 on the age of 96, two days after the Carter Middle introduced she would enter hospice care at residence. Jimmy Carter, 99, started receiving residence care in February, after a sequence of hospital stays.
A tireless advocate for psychological well being reform and destigmatization of psychological sickness, Rosalynn Carter has spent a lot of her life devoted to humanitarian efforts, all the time by her husband’s aspect for greater than 77 years. In Might, the Carter Middle mentioned she had dementia.
The previous first girl’s motorcade started one in all its closing journeys Monday morning, touring from Plains to Atlanta. The Carter Middle mentioned a memorial service was held Monday afternoon on the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, the place members of the general public have been invited to pay their respects from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A personal funeral service for invited household and mates is scheduled for Wednesday morning on the couple’s beloved Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.
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CNN’s Christina Maxouris and Christine Holmes contributed to this report.