The world continues to remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Billy Graham, who will be laid to rest on March 2 following a week of events aimed at commemorating the revered evangelist’s unparalleled impact during his seven decades in ministry.
Along with details of Graham’s funeral plans, representatives for the preacher have also revealed more details about his death.
Graham passed away around 7:33 a.m. on Wednesday, with his doctor, Lucian Rice of Asheville, explaining that the 99-year-old’s body “just wore out,” USA Today reported.
A representative said that Graham died in his sleep and that his passing was “peaceful.” Graham had reportedly spent his final months in and out of consciousness and was not entertaining guests during that time.
“It was described by nurse and doctor as a very peaceful passing,” representative Mark DeMoss said. “He was not in any pain, and he wouldn’t have suffered any.”
USA Today also had details about the funeral, which will be a private event that will take place at noon on March 2 inside the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. Franklin Graham, the evangelist’s son, will join siblings in speaking at the event.
There are currently about 2,300 invitations that will be going out, including one for every living U.S. president.
It is unclear whether Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama will attend. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will also be invited, according to USA Today.
The Graham family will meet on Saturday, Feb. 24, where they will hold a prayer service at the Billy Graham Training Center. The public will then be invited on Monday and Tuesday to pay respects to Graham, with viewings unfolding at the Billy Graham Homeplace at the library location. Graham will be buried next to his wife in the library’s prayer garden.
Read more about Graham’s incredible life and ministry here.