Reba McEntire’s Touching Performance at George H.W. Bush’s Funeral Brings His Grieving Son to Tears
The country icon and recent Kennedy Centers Honoree, 63, performed her rendition of the “The Lord’s Prayer” towards the end of the memorial service on Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. During McEntire’s performance, Bush 43 was seen in the front pew wiping tears from his eyes as he sat next to wife Laura.
“It was an honor and privilege to sing at President George H.W. Bush’s funeral this morning. He was a great friend and leader and I will never forget the time we shared together,” McEntire wrote on Instagram.
Also at the funeral, The Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of Bush 41’s favorite country bands, sang “Amazing Grace.”
“An emotional service celebrating the life of #GeorgeHWBush today. We were honored to sing Amazing Grace one more time for him,” the music group wrote on Instagram. “And @Reba’s performance of The Lord’s Prayer was wonderful. RIP our dear friend. We will see you and Barbara in the Place He has prepared for us.”