Jenna Bush Hager fought tears on Saturday as she gave an emotional reading at her grandmother Barbara Bush’s funeral.
Hager, 36, read Proverbs 31: 25 which described what a Godly wife is, a description they said was fitting for their beloved ‘Ganny’.
‘She makes linen garments and sells them. She supplies the merchant with sashes.
‘Strength and dignity are her clothing and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
Jenna Bush Hager fought tears on Saturday as she gave a reading at her grandmother Barbara’s funeral. She, along with her cousins, read from Proverbs 31: 25
Jenna was surrounded by her cousins. L-R: Noelle Lucila Bush, Marshall Lloyd Bush Rossi, Nancy LeBlond, Sosa, Ashley Walker and Georgia Grace Koch
Jenna, 36, is pictured with her beloved ‘Ganny’ Barbara who died on April 17
‘She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat bread of idleness.
‘Her children rise up and call her happy. Her husband too. And he praises her.
‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.’
Noelle Lucila Bush, Marshall Lloyd Bush Rossi, Nancy LeBlond Sosa, Ashley Walker Bush and Georgia Grace Koch also spoke.
Barbara Bush spoke afterwards. She recited II Corinthians 4:16-5:9.
Barbara Pierce Bush, named after her grandmother, also fought tears as she recited II Corinthians 4:16-5:9.
Susan Baker gave a warm tribute to her ‘vibrantly beautiful’ friend
Not present was Lauren Bush Lauren, who gave birth to a son on Wednesday morning just hours after learning her grandmother had passed away.
Jon Meacham was the first to eulogize Mrs. Bush, delivering remarks that drew laughter from the crowd.
A short while later, Mrs Bush will be buried on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station.
There she will join her daughter Robin who died at the age of 3 in 1953 from leukemia.
Jeb Bush spoke of his mother in a moving tribute where he described her as ‘beautiful until the end’
Former president George H.W. Bush sat in his wheelchair smiling as his grandchildren read.
Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton attended with their wives.
First Lady Melania Trump sat with them as she attended the funeral alone. The president did not attend.
George H.W. Bush was wheeled into the church by his son, former President George W. Bush
George H.W. Bush is comforted by his daughter Dorothy ‘Doro’ Bush Koch at his wife’s funeral
Jeb touched his mother’s coffin fondly as she was brought into the church on Saturday