Joey Feek laid to rest following private funeral in Tennessee

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Joey Feek Has Been Laid to Rest in Tennessee

Joey Feek was laid to rest in Tennessee on Tuesday, her rep told ET.

The country singer, one half of the popular duo Joey + Rory. died on March 4, after a long battle with terminal cancer, in her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana. She was 40.

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"Joey was surrounded by family and close friends at the time of her passing," said her family in a statement. "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."

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Joey Feek laid to rest following private funeral in Tennessee
...some birthdays are more than just birthdays. They're dreams coming true and prayers being answered.
...our oldest daughter Heidi by her mama's side last night. Holding on and letting go.
when a mother can't get to the kitchen, but wants so much to help make her family dinner... you bring the kitchen to mama.
...happy Valentine's Day my love
...happy Valentine's Day mama
Piggy-tail french braids.... Indy getting her hair done by her Aunts for Grammy watching w her mama and papa tonight (if it's not past her bedtime).
....some baby puppies came to play with Indy the other day, but I think her mama loved their visit the most.
...Indy's first day of swimmy lessons
...loving watching them loving each other.
We had a 1940's themed New Years Eve party last year in our barn. I dusted off my old uniform and my bride and I cut a rug to some big band music. Hoping for a long sweet slow dance this year.
It's 60 and sunny outside today and even brighter inside.. Joey's out of bed teaching signs to Indy on the floor.
...hand-made pigtails and a second-hand tricycle.
...our girls drove up here last night to spend more time with their mom and little sister.
..this was taken at one of our last concerts. Love is a powerful thing to pray for.
backstage with a little fan with a big heart.
...driving to the airport to fly to Branson to play a matinee show, then flying back to Atlanta later today for one more week of treatments.
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Joey's husband and musical partner, Rory Feek, documented his wife's final months on his blog, thislifeilive.com, and on Saturday, returned home with the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Indiana, to bury Joey at their family farm in Pottsville, Tennessee.

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"Joey was known for her beautiful voice, beautiful smile and beautiful marriage partnership with Rory Feek," the family's statement continued. "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."

On Sunday, Rory shared a picture of the farm as he began "making plans that I hoped we would never have to make."

...making plans that I hoped we would never have to make.

Posted by Joey+Rory on Sunday, March 6, 2016

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The family held a private funeral service. Joey is survived by Rory, Indiana, her stepdaughters Heidi and Hopie, her mother, father, and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to:

Joey and Indy
PO Box 5471
Vancouver, WA 98668

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