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



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