Carter said Jeremy, 28, was not feeling well Saturday and took a nap in the family’s Peachtree City home. Hours later, his mother found him and realized his heart had stopped, Carter said. He died in a hospital Sunday morning, and the cause of death has not been announced.
Churchgoers told the Journal-Constitution Carter broke the heartbreaking news, then continued with his class and even stayed to take pictures with those in attendance.
“I’m not surprised,” church member Jan Williams told the paper.
“That’s the kind of Christian he is. Everything that happens in life, good or bad, he uses as a teaching experience.”
Carter, 91, teaches a class at the church every Sunday. Earlier this month, he used his lesson to break the news that months of treatment had eradicated his recent cancer diagnosis.