Billy Graham Laid to Rest in North Carolina Hometown

Trump and Pence among the thousands gathered to mourn Billy Graham

The Protestant preacher known as "America's pastor" will be remembered at a funeral Friday under a large white tent evoking his first "Canvas Cathedral" revival almost 70 years ago.

Under a large white tent evoking her father's "Canvas Cathedral" revival almost seven decades ago, Anne Graham Lotz urged the Church, the world, and herself to "wake up!" as she joined her siblings and some 2,000 others at the funeral of her iconic evangelist father, Billy Graham, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday.

As most of Graham's contemporaries have died over the years, like the gospel singer George Beverly Shea, who sang at the early Graham crusades, the guest list included relatives of his children and grandchildren.

President Trump and Vice President Pence are among those in attendance, along with several lawmakers. He had spoken briefly Wednesday at a ceremony for Graham at the Capitol, where the preacher's body lay in honor. "There weren't two Billy Grahams", said son Franklin Graham.

Billy Graham died last week, he was 99.

His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the death of the Reverend Billy Graham, and he offers heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.

Like Graham's famous crusades, the funeral featured singers who had shared his stage in years past: Linda McCrary-Fisher, Michael W. Smith and the Gaither Vocal Band.

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"The Billy Graham that the world saw on television, the Billy Graham that the world saw in the big stadiums, was the same Billy Graham that we saw at home", Franklin said. But I think when he died that was something very strategic from Heaven's point of view", said his daughter Anne Graham Lotz, later adding: "I believe God is saying: 'Wake up church!

Trump, a Republican, will take his place among about 2,300 invited guests, along with first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, organizers said.

Billy Graham said later in his life that he should have steered clear of politics.

The pine casket lined with a mattress pad was made by prisoners at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Only the sound of rain broke the silence of the pallbearers, six of Graham's grandsons, who guided his simple wooden coffin out of the hearse and began the slow walk toward the Billy Graham Library where it will remain until Friday's funeral.

The funeral planning began a decade ago with Billy Graham himself, and it also reflected his family's desire to capture the feeling of the crusades that made him the world's best-known Protestant preacher of his era.

Graham, who preached to millions in person and through mass media televangelism, was being laid to rest at his Charlotte home. The grave marker reads: "Preacher of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ". President Donald Trump is expected to attend, but isn't scheduled to speak.



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