When will Rosalynn Carter’s funeral service be held? memorial date, plan and schedule
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has passed away at the age of 96 after being in hospice care for a few days. Here are the details of her funeral service.
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter passed away in her home in Plains, Georgia at the age of 96, surrounded by her family. She had been in hospice care for several days.
She was the wife of former president Jimmy Carter, and they celebrated 77 years of marriage. There are several memorial services that will be held in her honor which will begin on Monday, Nov. 27, before the funeral which will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
The funeral service at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains will be attended by family and friends, while the burial will also be a private ceremony to be held at the Carter residence in Plains.
Here is the official schedule of ceremonies.
Monday, Nov. 27, 2023 Wreath-laying at Georgia Southwestern State University and Repose at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
10:25 a.m.: The Carter family motorcade will arrive at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. Mrs. Carter’s remains will be transferred to a hearse, accompanied by past and present members of her US Secret Service detail.
10:40 a.m.: The motorcade will depart the grounds of the medical center on a public route to nearby Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. The public is invited to pay respects along the motorcade route, which will be shared later.
11 a.m.: Motorcade arrives at the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex at Georgia Southwestern State University, where wreaths will be laid.
11:15 a.m.: Motorcade departs for The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta.
3:15 p.m.: Arrival ceremony at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
3:30 p.m.: Repose service in lobby of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
6-10 p.m.: The Carter family invites members of the public to pay their respects as Mrs. Carter lies in repose at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Parking and a shuttle will be available at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023: Carter Center Departure Ceremony and Tribute Service
11:30-11:45 a.m.: Carter Presidential Center departure ceremony. Motorcade proceeds to Glenn Memorial Church at Emory University.
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Tribute service at Glenn Memorial Church at Emory University with invited guests.
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023: Funeral Service and Interment
10:55 a.m.: The funeral procession arrives at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.
11 a.m.: A service for family and invited friends takes place at the church.
12:30 p.m.: The casket will be transferred to a hearse and depart for private interment at the Carter family residence.
The public is welcome to line the family motorcade route as it proceeds from the church, down Bond Street, and along Hwy. 280 in downtown Plains. Viewing areas will be designated. Everyone is expected to respect private property and park only in designated areas.