Billy Graham Statement on Nancy Reagan Passing

By   •   March 6, 2016

President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan welcome Billy Graham to the 1981 National Prayer Breakfast. Nancy Reagan, who served as First Lady from 1981-1989, died March 6 in her home in California at the age of 94.

“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.”

See photos from Billy Graham’s time with the Reagans.