The Billy Graham Library in southwest Charlotte is open to visitors Wednesday, despite the death of its namesake this morning. It will be closed Thursday.
Graham, who was born in Charlotte and preached around the world, died in his western North Carolina home at age 99.
Greensboro resident Paul Scott, 31, visited the library Wednesday morning with Ashley Hall, 29, after news broke of Graham’s death.
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Graham influenced modern Christian singers that Scott said he listens to, including TobyMac and DC Talk.
“He didn’t overlook our generation,” Scott said.
Scott and Hall pushed their 3-month-old son Easton in a stroller across the quiet campus on the cloudy Wednesday morning.
“You can definitely feel the energy,” Scott said, describing the grounds as sweet and serene.
Graham will be buried at the library alongside his wife Ruth Graham, who died in 2007.
The library will be closed Thursday, and more details – including the date and time of the funeral – will be announced soon.