Buses shuttle thousands to remember Rev. Billy Graham

01 March, 2018, 09:48 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Admirers line streets for procession as Billy Graham's body arrives in Charlotte

"Those of us who were blessed to know Billy Graham benefited from his deep convictions and personal example, his wisdom and humility, his grace and purity of heart", Bush wrote.

Mourners will file past Graham's body starting at 8 a.m. Monday.

Former President Bill Clinton is expected to pay his respects to Reverend Billy Graham Tuesday in Charlotte. "I remember at his last stadium meeting here in Charlotte, the mayor of Charlotte told us he was riding out on the platform with Billy, and everybody was cheering, and Billy said, 'Wait a minute". The casket was carried into the library for a private service. The funeral will be held back on the library grounds on Friday. A spokesman for Bush announced last week that the couple would not be able to attend the funeral Friday due to a "longstanding scheduling commitment".

A private funeral for Graham will be held on Friday, March 2 in a tent at the library site and he will be buried next to his wife there. "Thank you for your kindness to my father", Graham said. The association later relocated to Charlotte. His autobiography, "Just As I Am", published in 1997 appeared simultaneously on the three top best-seller lists in one week.

Often called "America's Pastor", Billy Graham counseled a long line of presidents - Republicans and Democrats alike. In April 2010, President Barack Obama visited Rev.

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The Gallup organization, which releases a yearly survey of the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World", named Graham the dominant figure in that poll over the past half century - he was included 42 times, including 35 consecutive years.

Until is declining years, Graham stayed fit by swimming and aerobic walking when his schedule permitted.

I'm convinced that heaven is far more glorious than anything we can possibly imagine right now, and I look forward not only to its wonder and peace, but also to the joy of being reunited with those who have gone there before me, especially my dear wife, Ruth. He maintained his home in the nearby community of Montreat.

One woman, who identified herself only as Christina said she drove seven hours from IN to say a final farewell, noting that Graham's light found her during her life's darkest moments.

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