Billy Graham Says Goodbye

By: The Charlotte Observer
By: The Charlotte Observer

Billy Graham says goodbye to his wife of nearly 64 years. Ruth Graham died Thursday at age 87 following a lengthy illness.

Today her husband, children, and grandchildren gathered at the recently opened Billy Graham Library for her burial.

Billy Graham prayed then kissed a red rose and placed it on Ruth's casket. The 88-year-old told his family during the private ceremony that he's "looking forward to the ... next service here."

The world's most famous evangelist is to be buried next to his

Ruth Graham was buried at the foot of a cross-shaped walkway in the woodsy Prayer Garden at the library in Charlotte, Billy Graham's hometown.

Her family sang "Amazing Grace" and heard messages from Billy
Graham and two ministers.

The public can view Ruth Graham's grave site starting tomorrow.

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