Photos: Atlanta pays tribute to Rosalynn Carter at Carter Center, Emory University

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

Tributes to former Georgia and U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter were held in Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday, drawing family, friends, all five living first ladies, multiple presidents, numerous local and national officials and everyday fans.

An ailing Jimmy Carter — her 99-year-old husband who entered hospice nine months ago — even made it to one service, wrapped in a blanket with Rosalynn’s face on it.

The tributes started Monday morning as Rosalynn Carter’s casket traveled by motorcade through the Carters’ hometown of Plains, Georgia, then moved on to a wreath-laying ceremony at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

Atlanta was next as the motorcade arrived at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum, where she lied in repose as members of the public paid their respects.

On Tuesday, a tribute service to Rosalynn Carter was held at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Emory University.

Among the dignitaries to attend the service were President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden; former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; former first ladies Melania Trump, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush; Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff; U.S. Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff; Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife Marty; and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens.

A private service will be held back in Plains on Wednesday morning.

Photos from the tributes in Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday are below.