Every living U.S. first lady — including Dr. Jill Biden, Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush — attended Tuesday's service in Atlanta
Every living first Lady — including Dr. Jill Biden, Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Laura Bush — attended, along with President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff.
The invitation-only service, held at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Emory University, also features family members and some of Rosalynn's closest friends, including Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, who were asked to sing a duet of John Lennon's "Imagine."
On Monday, ceremonies began with a wreath-laying at Georgia Southwestern State University's Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex. The former first lady was the taken to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, where members of the public were invited to pay respects while she lay in repose.
On Tuesday, the Carter motorcade moved to Emory University's Glenn Memorial Church for the tribute service.
On Wednesday, a formal funeral service for family and friends will take place at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.
She was married to Jimmy, the 39th president of the United States, for nearly eight decades and served as the nation's barrier-breaking first lady during his White House tenure from 1977 to 1981. She is survived by their four children — Jack, Chip, Jeff, and Amy — and numerous grandchildren and great-children.
Jimmy, who terminated medical intervention in February amid his own health challenges at the age of 99, remains in hospice care.
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