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Watch Jeb Bush give a touching eulogy for his mom Barbara Bush

The former Florida governor says Mrs. Bush was "our teacher and role model on how to live a life with purpose and meaning."
 
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the funeral for his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. Mrs. Bush, wife of former president George H. W. Bush and mother of former president George W. Bush, died at her home in Houston on April 17 at the age of 92.  [Pool photo by David J. Phillip via Getty Images]
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the funeral for his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. Mrs. Bush, wife of former president George H. W. Bush and mother of former president George W. Bush, died at her home in Houston on April 17 at the age of 92. [Pool photo by David J. Phillip via Getty Images]
Published April 21, 2018|Updated April 21, 2018

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was one of three speakers at the funeral for his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, on Saturday in Houston.

Standing at the lectern in St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Bush said, "As I stand here today to share a few words about my mom, I feel her looming presence behind me and I know exactly what she's thinking right now: 'Jeb keep it short, don't drag this out. People have already heard enough remarks already. And most of all, don't get weepy. ' "

"Barbara Bush filled our lives with laughter and joy," he said. "And in the case of her family she was our teacher and role model on how to live a life of purpose and meaning."

Other speakers included historian Jon Meacham, who recalled Barbara Bush's quick wit that made her so popular, and longtime friend, Susan Baker, wife of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

Scroll down to watch the video of Bush's complete eulogy:

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report.