Of Carter, Barber went on to say, “While the world is celebrating her social and political accomplishments, we should not fail to honor the fact that she and President Carter maintained a warm and healthy marriage for nearly eight full decades. She raised a family who celebrates her life today.”
“She did all of this in the environment of state and national politics, the shoals upon which many families have foundered. Southern Baptists value family, faith, and service,” Barber concluded. “For all of the ways that she embodied a commitment to these things, we honor First Lady Carter today.”
Ceremonies celebrating the life of Rosalynn Carter will be held in Georgia on Monday, Nov. 27, through Wednesday, Nov. 29.