Rosalynn Carter Funeral Procession Planned in Plains, Georgia
PLAINS, GEORGIA (Nov. 28, 2023) — The motorcade and funeral procession Wednesday for former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will conclude three days of commemorations celebrating her long life and momentous legacy.
At 11 a.m., the motorcade will depart the Carter family residence and go east on Church Street (U.S. 280 W) through downtown Plains. It will turn left onto North Bond Street and travel to Mrs. Carter’s home church, Maranatha Baptist Church, where a private funeral will take place.
At the conclusion of the service, the funeral procession will head south on Bond Street toward downtown. It will turn west on West Church Street (U.S. 280 W) through downtown and continue until it reaches Woodland Drive. This will end the public part of the procession, as it continues to the Carter residence, where private interment will take place. There will be no media coverage of the interment.
The following law-enforcement agencies and units are expected to take honor positions along the funeral procession route.
National Park Service
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
Americus Police Department
Plains Police Department
Georgia Southwestern State University
Thomas County Sheriff’s Office
Thomasville Police Department
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office
Valdosta Police Department
Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office
Moultrie Police Department
Tift County Sheriff’s Office
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Albany Police Department
Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
Perry Police Department
Jones County Sheriff’s Office
Houston County Sheriff’s Office
Warner Robins Police Department
Columbus Police Department
Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office
Georgia State Patrol Honor Guard
Department of Corrections Honor Guard
Department of Natural Resources Honor Guard
The Carter Center
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A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.