Former first lady Rosalynn Carter remembered during Atlanta memorial service

Visitors paid their respects to Rosalynn Carter at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum in Atlanta on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

At the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter viewed his wife’s casket from his wheelchair. Over his lap was a quilt with an image of his partner of 77 years, Rosalynn Carter. Alongside him to pay their respects were several other current and former residents of the White House — all the former first ladies, former President Bill Clinton, along with President Biden, Vice President Harris and their spouses.

Today marked the second of a three-day schedule of memorial services honoring the late Mrs. Carter. The former first lady and global humanitarian died Nov. 19 at home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. A private tribute service was held on the campus of Emory University. Many kind words and memories were shared by those who loved her.

“My mother was the glue that held our family together through the ups and downs and thicks and thins of our family’s politics,” her son James Earl “Chip” Carter III said.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,”  WABE politics reporter Sam Gringlas reported the latest.