The late George H. W. Bush had a peaceful send-off, People is reporting. Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson Jr., Bush’s long-time pastor, recounted…
The late George H. W. Bush had a peaceful send-off, People is reporting. Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson Jr., Bush’s long-time pastor, recounted the former president’s passing during an emotional eulogy at a state funeral in the National Cathedral on December 5. Bush was noticeably fading on November 30, prompting his best friend and former Secretary of State James Baker III to return with his wife to Bush’s side at his home in Houston for the third time that day. There, Baker rubbed Bush’s feet “for perhaps half an hour.” Baker could be seen crying in the pews as Levenson recalled the story.
“The president smiled at the comfort of his dear friend,” Levenson said. “Here I witnessed a world leader who was serving a servant who had been our world’s leader. Sitting with us is someone the president liked to call his little brother, James Baker, and his wife Susan.

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