Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush's family took center stage at his funeral at a Houston church on Thursday, with his grandsons as honorary pallbearers and his granddaughters reading Psalms.
Bush, the 41st U.S. president, died last week in Texas at age 94.
His remains were flown to Texas Wednesday evening after the state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral attended by U.S. President Donald Trump, the four living former U.S. presidents and foreign leaders.
The service began at St. Martin's Episcopal Church with more than 1,000 attendees.
Following the funeral at St. Martin's, where Bush and his late wife, Barbara Bush, were long-time worshippers, a train will carry his remains about 80 miles northwest to College Station, Texas, where he will be laid to rest at his presidential library.