Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, recently made a heartrending appearance at the memorial service for his beloved wife, Rosalynn Carter.
Dressed in a dark suit and tie, the former president attended the ceremony held at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, in a wheelchair, surrounded by his children.
The solemn occasion came after Jimmy Carter had entered hospice care back in February, following his decision to cease medical treatment for his health issues. His presence at the memorial was a poignant testament to their enduring love and the strength of their bond.
Rosalynn Carter, who served as First Lady from 1977 to 1981, passed away on November 19 at their home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96.
Her passing, though expected due to her age, has been deeply mourned. She was renowned for her lifelong humanitarian work alongside her husband through the Carter Center, extending their influence and benevolence well beyond their time in the White House.
In light of Rosalynn’s passing, concerns about Jimmy Carter's health have grown. His grandson, Jason Carter, speaking to the New York Post prior to the memorial service, shared a somber update: “He’s coming to the end, and he’s very, very physically diminished,” he revealed.
Jason further reflected on the crucial support Rosalynn provided to her husband, describing her as his "moral rock".
The memorial service for Rosalynn Carter was a moving tribute, featuring a letter read by their daughter, Amy Carter, that Jimmy had written to his wife during his Navy service.
The letter eloquently expressed his timeless love for Rosalynn: “My darling, every time I’ve ever been away from you, I have been thrilled when I returned to discover just how wonderful you are,” Jimmy wrote. “When I see you, I fall in love all over again.”
As the world bids farewell to Rosalynn Carter, a figure of compassion and grace, thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy Carter during these challenging times.