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Condolences from Around the Nation

Following the death of Billy Graham, many funeral homes around the country opened their doors to guests who wished to grieve and express their condolences to the Graham family. Some of these locations even held special services to allow those who couldn’t attend the funeral proceedings in Charlotte or Washington, D.C. to mourn the passing of such a significant figure of our time.

As is often the custom following a loss, these funeral homes also provided guests with the opportunity to sign a registry where they could sign their names and write messages of condolence.

Approximately 34 different funeral homes from nine different states then sent these books to the Graham family. Books came from as far away as Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin. These registries are now housed in the archives of the Billy Graham Library and are a testimony of the legacy and impact of Billy Graham across the nation.

As we approach the one-year anniversary of his death, we celebrate that legacy and pray that his message will continue to inspire people to follow Christ.

Some individuals wrote full stories of how Billy Graham impacted their lives.

 

How did Billy Graham impact you? Share your story in the comments below.

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3 Comments

  1. Terrell King says:

    Billy Graham was a great inspiration to me as a new Christian in the UK. I couldn’t believe that a man could have such fire and preach such straight forward truth, and yet have the ears of the world. I myself am now a part time evangelist and web designer.

  2. LINDA SHORT says:

    Billy Graham embodied the true walk of Jesus Christ. He walked his talk. He has been a spiritual light to me my whole life. He was born the same year as my mother, so she may have felt some kinship to him because of that. Because of my mother’s introduction of him to me, I continue my walk (at age 63) with Christ through Billy’s life example, televised crusades, and authored articles & books. I do not attend an organized church because I have no car and I have found it hard to find a church that even uses Bibles & hymnals anymore. I praise God for Billy’s “home delivery”!!!!

  3. steven cohn says:

    WHEN BILLY SAID, “IF YOU HEAR I DIED, DON’T BELIEVE IT. I SHALL BE MORE ALIVE THAN NOW” HE WASN’T KIDDING! HIS VOICE RESONATES IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO TO THOUSANDS FROM TIME TO TIME.

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