Barbara Bush Tribute

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After a beautiful sunny day, former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away early tonight at the Bush home in Houston, Texas.  She was 92 years old. As her health failed, Mrs. Bush declined further medical treatment and chose comfort care at her home. Mrs. Bush was surrounded by her family.

The Bush family lived in this gated Houston neighborhood.

During her lifetime,  Barbara Bush touched many lives in Houston. One of them was  Jimmy Hajjar, General Manager of Fuzzy’s Pizza.  While at the Fuzzy’s Pizza in Bellaire, Hajjar shared fond memories of Mrs. Bush’s visits to their pizza restaurants in Houston. The Hajjar family immigrated to the United States from Syria.

“Barbara Bush had the best heart in the world. She loved us.” said Hajjar, wiping away a tear in his eye.  Hajjar joined many who prayed for Mrs. Bush and hoped to see her again.

To honor the Bush family and how they have helped him and his family, Hajjar added Barbara Bush and George Bush pizzas on the Fuzzy’s menu.  The pizza restaurants also proudly display the Bush photos on the walls.

As Houston and the nation are saddened by Bush’s passing, the former First Lady is remembered for her genuine, down-to-earth personality and passion for literacy.

The public can pay their respects to Barbara Bush from Noon to Midnight this Friday at St. Martin’s Church in Houston. A private service for 1,500 guests is on Saturday at St. Martin’s Church. There will be a funeral procession for the former First Lady from Houston to College Station.  Barbara Bush will be finally laid to rest on the grounds of the the Bush Presidential Library at Texas A & M University.

For updates and continuing coverage of the Barbara Bush funeral, tune into local broadcast stations and national networks.

 

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