Joey Feek lost her battle to stage IV cervical cancer on Friday afternoon, March 4, in her hometown in Alexandria, Indiana at the age of 40. Rory Feek took to his blog This Life I Live to let their fans know that Joey is finally “home.”
In his most heartbreaking post to date, Rory confirmed that his ailing wife passed away at 2:30 in the afternoon on Friday. “My wife’s greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven. The cancer is gone. The pain has ceased” he wrote.
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”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 that you want them to stay with you,” Rory wrote on his blog on Friday.
He and his children moved back to Tennessee on Saturday. Rory Feek posted a photo of himself and his two-year-old daughter Indiana in his farm, which he captioned, “home.”
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“… making plans that I hoped we would never have to make,” the country singer wrote as he shared a photo of a wide green field on his Instagram account on Sunday. Back in November, Rory revealed that Joey had already told him where she wanted to be buried.
“And find a good spot in the family cemetery in the field behind our house, where we put your mama’s ashes last year… with room enough beside my headstone for you to join me someday… in God’s time,” Rory wrote of Joey’s funeral plans.
Joey will be buried at the Feek family cemetery, according to reports, but the family has yet to announce a date for the interment.
“Joey will still be with us. Everywhere” the country musician shared.