Joey Feek Dead At 40, Rory Says, "She Is In Heaven"

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Joey Feek died on Friday afternoon after a long and heartbreaking battle with cervical cancer.

Joey Feek, half of country duet Joey+Rory, entered hospice care in November after her cancer was deemed terminal in October.

Her partner and husband, Rory Feek, has documented the couple's sad, yet heartwarming, journey as Joey managed to reach all of her goals. She wanted to live until Christmas and her daughter, Indiana's, second birthday in February. They have two older girls from Rory's previous relationship.

Joey Feek even got to spend one last Valentine's day with her husband.

Then, only a few days ago, Joey said goodbye to all of her friends and family. She gave her daughter one last kiss and fell into a deep sleep.

...our oldest daughter Heidi by her mama's side last night. Holding on and letting go.

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Rory Feek wrote on his blog, which he has shared many of the happiness and tears he has experienced with Joey Feek, "My wife's greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven. The cancer is gone. The pain has ceased. And all her tears are dry."

He continued, "Though this is, and has been, a time of many tears of sorrow, it has also been a time of countless tears of joy. There have been too many beautiful moments to count or even begin to share ... But I try."

...some birthdays are more than just birthdays. They're dreams coming true and prayers being answered.

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He added, "When a person has been through as much pain and struggle as Joey's been through, you just want it to be over. You want them to not have to hurt anymore, more than you want them to stay with you. And so, it makes the hard job of saying goodbye just a little easier."

...happy Valentine's Day my love

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Rory then said that Joey Feek's body was being taken back to their Tennessee farm for burial.

He said, "It's hard for me to imagine being there without Joey, but at the same time ... it is where she wants us to be. It's where she will be ... Joey will still be with us. Everywhere."

Sunday brunch bunch.

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What do you think about Rory's sweet words for Joey Feek after her passing?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.