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Evangelist Billy Graham celebrates 99th birthday

Posted November 7, 2017 8:09 a.m. EST

Rev. Billy Graham relaxes on the porch of his home in Montreat. (Photo courtesy of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)

— Evangelist Billy Graham on Tuesday is celebrating another milestone: his 99th birthday.

The North Carolina native ticks another year older on Nov. 7, as he celebrates with family at his home in the Tar Heel State mountains, according to his website.

Graham will mark the celebration with his favorite cake—lemon with lard icing.

“As a family, we are just so very grateful that he is still with us,” his son Franklin Graham said on the website. “His mind is good, but he’s quieter these days. He can’t see or hear well, but his health is stable. … I know my father is grateful for all the prayers for him and birthday wishes on this special occasion.”