Much love and adoration was poured out at the funeral ceremony of the 41st President of the United States when George H.W. Bush was laid to rest in the presence of his family and friends. Former Secretary of State, James Baker said that the President asked him where he was going, and he answered the former commander-in-chief, that they were going to heaven.
One of his admirers was country superstar Reba McEntire who has been very forthright about her fondness for him and shared the day after his death, a picture of herself with him on Instagram with the caption, “My favorite. #greatpresident #greatfriend.”
To honor him, she even sang “The Lord’s Prayer” during his funeral at Houston’s St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. even though she is a thorough professional, McEntire was finding it difficult to keep with the song and kept clearing her throat during the song. While singing, “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors,” she swung her head to the side and looked down and seemed to have a lump in her throat.
It was clearly an emotional time for everyone present there as even George W. Bush was seen wiping his eyes. Bush’s favorites the Oak Ridge Boys too performed singing “Amazing Grace” at the funeral. “He always taught us to do the right thing, and it is a tremendous honor,” member Richard Sterban said. The band was preparing to perform at Bush’s funeral for months, always making sure they packed mourning attire whenever they toured.