Christianity,  Culture

Ruth Bell Graham, RIP (1920-2007)

A family spokesperson has just announced that the Rev. Billy Graham’s wife Ruth has just passed into the presence of Jesus. She was married to Rev. Graham for 64 years. In a statement just released, Rev. Graham says:

“Ruth was my life partner, and we were called by God as a team. No one else could have borne the load that she carried. She was a vital and integral part of our ministry, and my work through the years would have been impossible without her encouragement and support. I am so grateful to the Lord that He gave me Ruth, and especially for these last few years we’ve had in the mountains together. We’ve rekindled the romance of our youth, and my love for her continued to grow deeper every day. I will miss her terribly, and look forward even more to the day I can join her in Heaven.”

Ruth Graham was 87 years old. R.I.P.

“Ruth Graham Dies at 87” – Marshall Shelley (Christianity Today)

“Ruth’s Children Remember Their Mom” – Ted Olsen (Christianity Today blog)

“The Silent Rock behind a Famous Evangelist” – Benedicta Cipolla (Religion News Service)

“Billy Graham’s Better Half” – Frederica Mathewes-Green (BeliefNet)

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