Jimmy Carter’s 28-year-old grandson Jeremy Carter died suddenly on Saturday at his home in Georgia.

Jeremy Carter Dies

Carter, the 39th president of the United States, revealed the death of his grandson while teaching a Sunday school class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He told the congregation that Jeremy hadn’t been feeling well Saturday afternoon and had lain down for a nap. When Jeremy’s mother, Annette Carter, went to check up on, she discovered that his heart has stopped.

“They were trying to keep his heart going and eventually, later in the night or the wee hours of [Sunday] morning, his heart stopped,” the church’s pastor, Jeremy Shoulta, told CNN.

Shoulta felt that it was in keeping with Carter’s character to teach Sunday school despite the tragic loss of his young loved one.


A week of entertainment news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

“[Carter’s] decision to come teach Sunday school is indicative of his character, how important this church is to him, teaching is to him,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The past few months have been a very emotional time for this church. There have been moments of great joy, of sadness, of grief. The church has done all it can to lift the Carters up during this difficult time.”

Shoulta added to CNN, “[Carter] was shaken. He was obviously sad although he was able to teach and he was able to present the lesson as well as he always has. But it was apparent to everyone there that this was weighing on him very heavily.”

Earlier this month, Carter had better news for those who attend his Sunday school class, revealing that he was cancer-free after announcing in August that cancer had been found in his liver and elsewhere in his body. Though the former POTUS is continuing treatment, an MRI scan showed that the cancer is gone.


Leave a comment

Read more about: