(RNS) — Some call it Billy Graham’s last crusade.

The famed evangelist — who reached an estimated 215 million people during a lifetime of preaching at modern tent revivals he called “crusades” — will be laid to rest Friday (March 2) in Charlotte, N.C.

Graham died last week at age 99.

About 2,300 people are expected to attend the private funeral service at noon Eastern time under a tent on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library much like the “canvas cathedral” of his first Los Angeles crusade in 1949, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. But, in keeping with

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