Just hours after his 28-year-old grandson died, a shaken former President Jimmy Carter broke the news to his Plains, Georgia, church and then taught Sunday School according to the church’s minister.
The grandson, Jeremy Carter, had not been feeling well and laid down to take a nap Saturday, Maranatha Baptist Church Rev. Jeremy Shoulta told CNN.
The younger Carter’s heart stopped, the minister said, and the family tried CPR and rushed him to a hospital.
“They were trying to keep his heart going and eventually, later in the night or the wee hours of (Sunday) morning, his heart stopped,” Shoulta said.
Despite the tragic loss, the former President taught Sunday school as he has for many years, Shoulta said. (Read more from “Jimmy Carter Just Delivered Tragic News About His Family” HERE)