Former President Jimmy Carter, 99 years old, paid tribute to his late wife, Rosalynn Carter, at her funeral. Despite his age and current hospice care, Jimmy made the journey from his home in Plains, Georgia, to Atlanta to bid farewell to his beloved wife of over 77 years.
Dressed in a snappy suit and covered in a comforting blanket, Jimmy was wheeled to the front of the proceedings, where he took his seat. It was a touching moment to see him there, honoring the woman who had been by his side for almost his entire life.
The day before the funeral, Rosalynn’s remains had been brought to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. The funeral was attended by President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, as well as all the other former first ladies, including Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Melania Trump, and Laura Bush. They all came to pay their respects and were captured entering the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in a solemn line.
During the funeral, Chip Carter, the couple’s son, shared a touching moment his father had with Rosalynn before her passing. In their final moments together, Jimmy expressed his love for her and told her how proud he was of her accomplishments in life. Rosalynn was renowned for her unwavering advocacy for mental health awareness and advancements in mental health services. She fought passionately to break down barriers and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
On November 18, the day prior to Rosalynn’s passing, Jimmy reportedly requested a moment alone with his wife. Chip believes that in their private chamber, where Jimmy’s own hospice bed stood beside Rosalynn’s, they spent some precious time praying together, their feet facing each other so they could gaze into each other’s eyes. It’s heartwarming to imagine the love and connection they shared, even in their final moments.
To catch a glimpse of the heartfelt moments shared by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, you can watch the touching video below:
The video captures the deep emotions and love they had for each other, leaving us with a bittersweet yet beautiful memory of a love that endured for a lifetime.
Rosalynn Carter’s passing is not only a loss for her family and friends but also to the entire nation. Throughout her life, she dedicated herself to serving others and making a positive impact. Her work in mental health advocacy has left a lasting legacy, and she will always be remembered for her compassion and commitment.
As we say goodbye to Rosalynn, let us cherish the example she set for us all. Let us remember to love one another deeply, to cherish our relationships, and to stand up for what we believe in. May her memory inspire us to continue working towards a more compassionate and understanding world.