Barbara Bush, former first lady and “America’s matriarch”, will be Laid To Rest on Saturday in Texas. Mrs. Bush last wish was for her funeral service to be held at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, where she and her husband were devoted members. The nation will bid their final goodbye to the former first lady who has made an interesting impact on American history.

Barbara Bush’s casket arrived at St. Martin’s on Friday, and the church invited the public to come and pay their respects from noon to midnight.

The former first lady's son, Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Susan Baker, a longtime friend of Mrs.

Bush, will be giving a eulogy of remembrance. According to CNN, many women who are attending are wearing a string of pearls around their necks. Honoring the former first lady’s signature accessory.

Barbara Bush requested the funeral service to be simple.

Who will be attending the former first lady’s funeral?

More than 1,500 guests from across the nation and around the world will be attending the former first lady’s funeral to remember her legacy and life. Dignitaries who served under the Bush administration, such as former Senator Olympia Snowe, came to pay their respects to the American legend.

Four former presidents of the United States will be paying their respects to the former first lady.

Former president’s Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush, will be paying their respects. Along with former first lady’s Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton. The Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, is also attending.

President Donald Trump will not attend the former first lady’s funeral service.

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement. that First Lady Melania Trump will attend “on behalf of the first family.” President Trump felt his presence would disrupt security, and it is out of respect for the Bush family that he decided not to attend.

It is not an uncommon practice for sitting presidents not to attend funeral services.

In 2016, Former President Barack Obama also did not attend the funeral of former first lady Nancy Reagan, while his wife did. President Trump opposed the Bush family during the 2016 election, but offered his sincere condolences, stating that the former first lady was a “wonderful, wonderful person. A titan in American life.”

The burial

Barbara Bush’s casket will be sent to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, where she will be buried in a family plot next to her daughter, Robin.