Tyler Estep and Arielle Kass “Hours after grandson’s death, Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school” http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/hours-after-grandsons-death-jimmy-carter-teaches-s/npn6n/
Reuters “Jimmy Carter's grandson Jeremy Carter dies at 28 – report” http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/20/jimmy-carter-grandson-jeremy-dies
Carter told the crowded church that his grandson hadn’t been feeling well Saturday and laid down to take a nap at his family’s home in Peachtree City. His mother checked on him later and discovered his heart had stopped.
He died early Sunday at the hospital. A cause of death was unclear.
Church member Jill Stuckey described Jeremy Carter, the son of Jeff and Annette Carter, as a “great, fun-loving guy” who came to Plains whenever he could. Pastor Jeremy Shoulta said news of his death hit the congregation hard.
“(Jimmy Carter’s) decision to come teach Sunday school is indicative of his character, how important this church is to him, teaching is to him,” Shoulta said. ” … 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.”