Joey Feek Laid to Rest
The Joey + Rory singer, 40, lost her battle with cancer last week, and her family, including singer husband Rory Feek, paid their final respects to her during a private ceremony on their family farm in Pottsville, Tennessee on Tuesday. A representative for Joey released a statement on Thursday in honor of the lasting legacy the singer left with her family and fans. It reads: “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.” A public memorial for Joey will take place on Sunday in her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana. She leaves behind her husband, their two-year-old daughter Indiana and Rory’s two children from a previous relationship.