President Bill Clinton pays respect to the late Rev. Billy Graham

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WBTV said the president will attend the Charlotte, North Carolina services planned for the late evangelist.

Visitation is open to the public from 8 a.m.to 10 p.m.

The motorcade left the mountain chapel at the training center operated by Graham's evangelistic association in Asheville on a long drive along Interstate 40 to his library in Charlotte, the state's largest city. His body will then be taken to the US Capitol, where he will be the first private citizen to lie in honour there since civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005.

21 at the age of 99.

"For me, every time I think about him, I feel like I'm 11 again", Clinton said.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials are warning travelers that they will need to give themselves extra time to get to the airport this week because of the events surrounding the Rev. Billy Graham's visitation and funeral.

About 2,000 people are expected to attend the private, invitation-only funeral.

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Sherry Hernandez was among many gathered Monday who said she was touched by Graham's messages and wanted to say goodbye to America's Pastor.

The only interruption to Monday's shuttle service was President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, as shuttle services were placed on hold for just over an hour.

Former President Bill Clinton visited on Tuesday.

Last week, a spokesperson for Graham's family said President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and all former U.S. Presidents who are still living would be invited to the funeral.

The Billy Graham Library is 4 miles away from the airport. "He would say "this is too much about Billy Graham", he wouldn't be happy".

One woman, who identified herself only as Christina said she drove seven hours from IN to say a final farewell, noting that Graham's light found her during her life's darkest moments. "He had inscribed it and included a reference to Philippians 1:6: 'And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns'".

Graham will be laid to rest at the foot of a cross-shaped walkway at the library, buried in a simple prison-made plywood coffin next to his wife, Ruth, who died in 2007.

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