Watch: Tribute service for Rosalynn Carter in Atlanta, with Jimmy Carter and Bidens in attendance
Rosalynn Carter will be remembered in Atlanta on Tuesday with a service drawing all five living U.S. first ladies, several presidents and her 99-year-old husband Jimmy Carter, who is still in hospice.
The tribute service starts at 1 p.m. EST at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus of Emory University in Northeast Atlanta.
Watch the live stream of the service below.
Those expected to attend Tuesday’s service include Jimmy Carter; President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden; former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff; and former first ladies Laura Bush, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump. Local officials expected to attend include Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and several others.
According to the Carter Center, the service will include performances by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the ASO Chamber Chorus, pianist David Osborne and Carter family friends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
Rev. Mark Westmoreland, pastor of Glenn Memorial, will give the call to worship and invocation, Pastor Tony Lowden will deliver opening remarks, Rosalynn Carter’s son James Earl “Chip” Carter III will welcome attendees and daughter Amy Carter will give a reading. One grandson and three of Rosalynn Carter’s great-grandchildren will read Scripture passages, and tributes will be delivered by longtime Carter aide and friend Kathryn Cade, journalist Judy Woodruff and grandson Jason Carter — a former Georgia state senator and one-time Democratic nominee for Georgia governor.
Tuesday’s service follows tributes to Rosalynn Carter on Monday from her native Plains to her alma mater Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus and ending in Atlanta at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum.
A private memorial service for Rosalynn Carter will take place at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains on Wednesday. An interment will then follow at the Carter family residence.