Published: Mon, February 26, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Procession for Billy Graham held in his hometown

Procession for Billy Graham held in his hometown

The Library was closed on Friday to make final preparations for the arrival of the motorcade Saturday that will bring Grahams' body down from Montreat to Charlotte.

The motorcade left the mountain chapel at the training centre operated by Graham's evangelistic association in Asheville on a long drive along Interstate 40 to his library in Charlotte, the state's largest city.

"His family had a very humble heritage", he said. Graham grew up in a house on a dairy farm in Charlotte on Park Road.

"This is amazingly well designed with the animation".

Graham had the ear of presidents and the eyes of millions on him, but his family members said the beloved pastor always stayed humble.

It was preserved and painstakingly reassembled, brick by brick and board by board on site.

"He told me about one of the Bible's most fundamental lessons: One should strive to be better, but we're all sinners who earn God's love not through our good deeds, but through His grace", Bush wrote.

"This lets people come to the birthplace of Billy Graham", he said. "I think it's important to give people the opportunity to express that and show appreciation to the family".

"We come together today, ' he began, 'to affirm our conviction that God cares for us, whatever our ethnic, religious or political background may be. Well i'm not going anywhere else", Phillips said. "Rev Billy Graham was an American evangelist and minister, internationally known for his devout faith, inherent humility, and inclusive nature".

Graham will be laid to rest at the foot of a cross-shaped walkway at the library, buried in a simple prison-made plywood coffin next to his wife, Ruth, who died in 2007.

"They say this library is really not about Billy Graham, it's about Jesus, and it is".

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