Billy Graham Statement on the Death of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

The following is a statement from Billy Graham concerning the passing of former first lady Nancy Reagan:

"I was privileged to know Nancy and Ronald Reagan for more than 50 years and greatly valued their friendship. I am saddened by the news of Nancy's passing. She will be greatly missed, and I look forward to being reunited some day in the future in heaven.

"One of Nancy's most wonderful qualities was her steadfast and loyal support for her husband. She was an extraordinary first lady.

"On behalf of our family and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we extend our condolences to the Reagan family and pray God's continuing blessings on those Nancy has left behind."

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