Billy Graham's body making 130-miles journey from mountains to Charlotte

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

The funeral will take place under a tent, a reference to Graham's earliest crusades.

US President Donald Trump, who was a guest at Graham's 95 birthday celebration in Asheville, is expected to be present at the funeral.

Thousands of mourners and well-wishers lined the streets in North Carolina Saturday to see a 10-car motorcade with a hearse carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham, one of the world's most famous Christian evangelists.

Franklin Graham said he was fulfilling a promise to his father to bring the body to Charlotte. His coffin was built by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, who typically construct caskets for fellow prisoners who can not afford one.

While Congress has allowed former USA presidents or leading members of Congress to lie in state, only three private citizens have ever been privileged to lie in honor in the Capitol. "Rev Billy Graham was an American evangelist and minister, internationally known for his devout faith, inherent humility, and inclusive nature".

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, come to Charlotte on Monday to pay their respects.

On Friday, President Trump eulogized Graham at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on the border of D.C. The invitation-only service is scheduled to include at least 2,300 people. Graham will also lie in honour in the US Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday and Thursday, the first time a private citizen has been accorded such recognition since civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005. However, they will visit Charlotte on Monday to pay their respects to the late reverend at the Graham Family Homeplace.

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