George W Bush joins crowds mourning Billy Graham in North Carolina

Elias Hubbard
March 2, 2018

Graham's casket will lie in honor at the Capitol rotunda on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and Thursday, March 1. Former presidents, as well as some lawmakers and other officials, have lain in state at the Capitol Rotunda, and Supreme Court justices have lain in repose at the Supreme Court building, a tradition that continued with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia two years ago.

Former President George W. Bush paid his respects at Graham's casket Monday.

"If there's such a thing as a humble shepherd of the lord, Billy Graham is that person", Bush said outside Graham's childhood home in North Carolina.

George W Bush came to pay his respects with his wife yesterday because he had a scheduling conflict with the funeral.

Graham died just before 8 a.m. Wednesday from natural causes at his family home in Montreat, NC, just outside Asheville.

Billy Graham comes to mind immediately this past week.

Forest wrote a letter Tuesday to Stephen T. Ayers, the Architect of the U.S. Capitol, asking for a statue to be dedicated to Graham, whom he called one of North Carolina's favorite sons and a tremendous leader.

The late reverend is the fourth private citizen to lie in honor at the Capitol. 'I know she is in heaven thanking him right now, ' she said.

Clinton arrived in Charlotte on Tuesday and was escorted into Graham's boyhood home where his casket sits.

Thousands came Monday, filing past family photos and a cross made of white lilies to see Graham's closed plywood casket, made by Louisiana prison inmates.

Mother passed her faith on to daughter, and Turner said she passed it down to five children and four great-grandchildren.

Trump and more than 2,300 others are expected to attend Friday's funeral.

The man known as "America's Pastor" would eventually preach to an estimated 210 million people in person as well as many more through media outlets. He will be laid to rest beside his wife, Ruth Graham who slept in the Lord in 2007.

Kentucky Baptist Convention President Charles Frazier is calling on churches to honor famed evangelist Billy Graham this Sunday by singing his trademark invitation song and to pray for the lost.

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