HOUSTON - Thousands of people lined up at Second Baptist Church on Woodway Wednesday because they want to honor President George H.W. Bush.
Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath said 5,000 people had passed through Secret Service security clearance for President Bush's public repose and said wait time was at under an hour.
The lines were so long at 6:20 p.m., that Houston police tweeted the church was at capacity and they asked people to delay coming out. As of 8:40 p.m., HPD says there is a 2-hour wait.
Overflow parking is at BBVA Compass Garage or in the shopping center across the street.
Shuttles will take visitors to St. Martin's Church where Bush 41 will lie in repose until Thursday morning.
Visitors will be allowed to go inside St. Martin's from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. The last shuttle will pick up at 5:30 a.m.
People began lining up Wednesday morning but they lines started getting longer late in the afternoon.
As you wait in line, you can fill out a note card provided by KHOU 11 with a message to the Bush family.
There is handicap parking and an Uber drop-off point available at Second Baptist.
There are two public entrances to the parking lot at Second Baptist. One is located on S. Voss Road and the other is on S. Ripple Creek Drive off Woodway Drive.
A state funeral was held for the president Wednesday morning at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
More than a dozen world leaders attended including former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and their spouses, first ladies Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Rosalynn Carter.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were also in attendance and sat next to the Obamas during the service.