Watch Jeb Bush give a touching eulogy for his mom Barbara Bush

Private funeral service for Barbara Bush on Saturday

The author also called her "the first lady of the greatest generation". Melania Trump also paid her respects and was seated next to the Obamas during the service, as George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, his wife, Laura, and the rest of the Bush family greeted attendees and gave eulogies. Bush during the service, while her grandchildren- who referred to her as "Ganny" - took part in readings and served as pallbearers. George H.W. Bush followed in his wheelchair, pushed by son George W. Bush, shaking hands with some of the people in the pews.

Former President Barack Obama is expected to attend the funeral along with his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama.

President Donald Trump is not attending the service however launched a press release saying his "ideas and prayers" are "with your complete Bush household".

Hundreds of people lined streets as more than a dozen vehicles in the procession slowly wound their way from the nation's largest Episcopal church in Houston to the campus in College Station, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) away.

Barbara Bush championed the issue of literacy throughout her life and her husband has a reputation for wearing colorful socks. Once, when a man walked up to her and said, "You look a lot like Barbara Bush", the man said.

Following the service at St. Martin's, Mrs.

"Barbara Bush and George Bush put country above party, the common good above political gain and service to others above the settling of scores", he said.

His father, George H.W. Bush, was helped into the cavernous sanctuary with a wheelchair behind Jeb and his son former President George W. Bush. Barbara Bush and her husband recurrently worshipped on the church, which is the most important Episcopal church within the nation.

Meacham, who wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. Bush, said she was devoted to her husband of 73 years, saying former President George H.W. Bush was the "only boy she ever kissed".

President Trump did not attend the funeral to "avoid disruptions" of added security.

Barbara Bush was born on June 8, 1925, in New York City and died at age 92 in her Texas home, surrounded by her family.

A private burial service will take place on the grounds of the presidential library. Jeb Bush is set to deliver his mother's eulogy, along with two other close family friends.

The private funeral filled St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston a day after more than 6,000 people came through the church to pay their respects during a public viewing.

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