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2,000 mourners Say Final Goodbye to Reverend Billy Graham




Billy Graham. Photo Credit: Getty Images

About 2000 mourners, include President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence said their farewell to late Reverend Billy Graham at his North Carolina home.

According to Punch, the ceremony took place at the Billy Graham Library on the family’s property in Charlotte, under a broad white tent that harkens back to the “canvas cathedral” in 1949 that helped propel Graham to prominence.

Trump, who attended with First Lady Melania Trump, was the only one of six living presidents to attend the ceremony, although all of them issued statements honoring the late reverend

Speaking at the event, Reverend Billy Graham’s son Franklin Graham said “My father’s greatest longing has been granted. He’s in the presence of God,”

Reverend Billy Graham died last week at age 99, leaving a Christian evangelist movement without its best known champion of modern times. He was to be buried at 4:00 pm (2100 GMT) at the foot of a cross-shaped brick walkway in the library’s prayer garden, next to his late Ruth.

More than 100 international dignitaries paid tribute to Graham in Charlotte.

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Naija News had recently reported the death of the minister of God Rev. Billy Graham