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Family members receive Graham's body at library named after him

Family members receive Graham's body at library named after him

The body of famed televangelist Billy Graham made its way through North Carolina Saturday.

Ahead of the funeral ceremony, his mortal remains were brought from Asheville to Charlotte on Saturday through a ceremonial motorcade as hundreds took to the streets to pay their last respects.

Reverend Billy Graham, the influential Southern preacher who became a spiritual advisor to several USA presidents and millions of Americans via their television sets, died aged 99 on Wednesday last week. Franklin Graham said he was fulfilling a promise to his father to bring the body to Charlotte. He is the first to lie in honor at the Capitol since civil rights icon Rosa Parks in 2005.

President Donald Trump will be attending the funeral of Rev. Billy Graham, a source with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association confirmed to Channel 9.

His motorcade was led by eight highway patrol officers on motorbikes and included vehicles moving Graham's children and their families.

While there are no public events held to honor Reverend Billy Graham Sunday night, you can come out to uptown at 7 p.m.to honor the man remembered by many as "America's Pastor". In Black Mountain, a group sang "Amazing Grace".

Crowds are expected to watch the procession pass through the town of Black Mountain as it leaves the training center on its way to the interstate for the approximately 130 mile (210 KM) journey. Perhaps, in my next, in another lifetime. "It's about the Lord, '" said Ford. It's not about us. However, they will visit Charlotte on Monday to pay their respects to the late reverend at the Graham Family Homeplace. His plywood casket had been built in 2006 by Angola State Prison inmates at his request. The library will serve as a backdrop for his funeral on Friday.

The funeral will be held in a tent in the main parking lot of Graham's library in tribute to the 1949 Los Angeles tent revivals that propelled him to worldwide fame, family spokesman Mark DeMoss said.

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