How to pay respects to former President George H.W. Bush in Houston

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In lieu of flowers, those who wish to offer their condolences to the Bush family may make a donation to the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University by visiting

Those who would like to honor the late president by dedicating a day to serving others can visit

Members of the public who would like to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush and offer condolences to his family have multiple opportunities to do so.

'A Tribute to George H.W. Bush' at Houston City Hall

A memorial ceremony celebrating the life of former President George H.W. Bush was held in front of Houston City Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 3. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner invited the public to attend.

The event featured musical performances and shared prayers. The mayor urges attendees to wear colorful socks in a tribute to the late president. Volunteers collected new pairs of colorful socks at the door to give as holiday gifts to beneficiaries of the Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels program.

Lying in Repose

Former President George H.W. Bush will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning.

The public can pay their respects between 6 p.m. December 5 and 6 a.m. December 6. Those wishing to pay their respects must go to the Second Baptist Church (6400 Woodway Drive) first for parking and a security check.

A shuttle will take people to St. Martin's Episcopal Church, located at 717 Sage Road. No one is allowed to drive to or walk to St. Martin's Episcopal Church. 

Prohibited items 

Please do not bring large bags, recording devices, weapons, aerosol sprays or any food and beverage.

Private ceremony in Houston

The Houston funeral is invitation only, and it begins at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, December 6 at St. Martin's Episcopal.  The eulogy speakers for the Houston funeral include President Bush's son, former President George W. Bush, Former Secretary of State, James Baker III, and his grandson, George P. Bush, Texas land commissioner.

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