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    Rosalynn Carter funeral service, motorcade

    Mrs. Carter, the lifelong partner and confidant of 39th President Jimmy Carter, died on Nov. 19 at 96 years old. They were married for 77 years.

    PLAINS, Ga. — The Plains community will gather for a private funeral service and motorcade on Wednesday to remember and honor former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. 

    Mrs. Carter, the lifelong partner and confidant of 39th President Jimmy Carter, died on Nov. 19 at 96 years old. They were married for 77 years.

    The funeral service is taking place at 11 a.m. Maranatha Baptist Church. Jan Williams, a longtime member of the church and a friend of the Carter family, said they’re expecting around 300 invited guests at the church and thousands of visitors in Plains. 

    While the funeral service is private, the public is invited to line the streets of Plains for a motorcade to honor and pay tribute to the former first lady. People can also send in condolences from wherever they are via a dedicated legacy page.

    Watch it in the video player below when the service begins around 11 a.m.

    RELATED: Motorcade route set to honor former first lady Rosalynn Carter

    Below is the full schedule: 

    Funeral service, interment | Wednesday, Nov. 29

    10:55 a.m.: The funeral procession arrives at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

    11 a.m.: A service for family and invited friends takes place at the church.

    12:30 p.m.: The casket will be transferred to a hearse and depart for private interment at the Carter family residence.

    The public is welcome to line the family motorcade route as it proceeds from the church, down Bond Street, and along Hwy. 280 in downtown Plains. Viewing areas will be designated. Everyone is expected to respect private property and park only in designated areas.

    For schedule updates, click here.



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