Reba McEntire Expresses Heartbreak Over Passing Of Billy Graham

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On February 21, 2018, the much beloved Evangelist Billy Graham went home to be with the Lord at the age of 99. And as the world continues to mourn the loss of this incredible man of God, Reba McEntire and many other celebrities react to Billy Graham’s death on social media.

Billy Graham was a true crusader for Christ. In fact, according to his obituary, he brought the Gospel to over 200 million people at more than 400 of his Crusades and rallies. He knew all along he was merely “traveling through this world” before going home to Heaven.

“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven,” Billy once said.

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So, while the good Reverend certainly wouldn’t want us to be sad, it’s hard not to

And so, as the reality that this great man is gone settles in, many are taking to social media to share their memories and condolences.

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire may be known as the Queen of Country. But the powerful singer has a deeply rooted faith as well as long-standing ties to Gospel music. In fact, she finally realized a life-long dream in 2017 when she released her very first Gospel album, Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope.

Like so many, the news of Billy Graham’s death greatly impacted Reba. So, she took to Instagram to share the heartache of losing such a religious icon, as well as express gratitude for the many years he spent shepherding souls to Christ.

Under a stunning black and white photo of Billy, Reba wrote:

“What an incredible life you had. Thanks for all your guidance and love. #angelssinginginheaven”

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Carrie Underwood/Mike Fisher

On the day of Billy’s passing, Christian musician David Crowder posted a powerful Billy Graham quote on Twitter, a reminder that because of Jesus, death doesn’t get the final say.

“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”

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Carrie Underwood saw Crowder’s post and replied, “Amazing ... Rest in the arms of the Lord. Surely right now He is saying โ€˜Well done, my son.'"

Carrie’s husband, retired hockey player Mike Fisher, put up his own post about the late Billy Graham.

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Tanya Tucker

Because of his great influence, Billy Graham was often referred to as ‘America’s Pastor.’ Country star Tanya Tucker echoed this sentiment in her Facebook post, calling Billy "the greatest preacher (teacher) in our world." She also shared a personal memory of how Billy Graham prayed for Tanya’s father when he was sick.

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Charlie Daniels

Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels also responded to the news of Billy Graham’s death. The good ol’ Southern boy rejoiced over the excitement surely taking place in Heaven as Billy arrived.

“What joy there must be in Heaven this morning as this good and faithful servant enters into the joy of His Lord,” he tweeted.

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Of course, it wasn’t just country music stars sharing memories and condolences. Lots of other celebrities had something to say about the late, great Billy Graham.

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Tim Tebow

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Patricia Heaton

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Dan Rather

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Kathy Lee Gifford

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Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Sean Lowe

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Terry Crews

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Chuck Woolery

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Donny Osmond

Celebrities React To Billy Graham’s Death — Jamie Grace

Billy Graham inspired thousands of other believers, leading them to accept Jesus into their hearts and lives. And while we say goodbye to him here on earth, we rejoice in knowing he is now enjoying the eternal rewards of a life well lived!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

h/t: Classic Country Music

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