Joey Feek has been laid to rest after she passed away on March 4. According to Us Weekly, Joey’s life was remembered during a private service attended by her family members and closest friends on Thursday. The funeral service was held in Feek’s hometown of Alexandria, Indiana.
“Joey was surrounded by family and close friends at the time of her passing. Joey had been fighting stage IV cancer for nine months, surrounded by the love and support of countless family members, friends, loved ones, longtime followers of her music and even strangers who were inspired by her life. Joey was known for her beautiful voice, beautiful smile and beautiful marriage partnership with Rory Feek. Together they shared a life built around a love of faith, family, farming and country music. Their stories, which ranged from growing vegetables to their blossoming as a country music duo, have impacted countless people through television, radio and performances. While grateful for numerous accolades and countless career dreams that came true, Joey found the real meaning and joys of life to be one of love for her GOD, love for her home and family, love for planting and growing and love for sharing with everyone she knew. Her roles as wife and mother are often heralded beyond her celebrity successes,” a rep told Us Weekly.
Joey Feek wanted to be buried at the Feek Family estate in Tennessee. Her husband, Rory, saw to this wish. According to Mail Online, Joey’s body will be transported to Tennessee where she will be laid to rest in a wooden casket — which was also part of her after-life wishes. Rory shared a photo of the wide open space where Joey will be buried.
A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on Mar 6, 2016 at 8:04am PST
On Sunday, a public memorial for Joey Feek will be held at the Alexandria-Monroe High School.
The country music star lost her battle with cervical cancer after months of fighting and staying positive. She is survived by her husband, Rory, the couple’s daughter, Indiana, 2, and Rory’s two daughters, Heidi and Hopie.