Rory Feek Pens Moving Blog Post Following Wife Joey Feek's Funeral: 'She'll Always Be With Us'

by Elizabeth VanMetre 9:01 AM PDT, March 13, 2016
Playing Rory Feek Pens Moving Blog Post Following Wife Joey Feek's Funeral: 'She'll Always Be With Us'

Rory Feek spoke out for the first time late Saturday night following the private funeral of his wife, Joey Feek.

On his blog,The Life I Live, Rory wrote about the beautiful moments he had with family and friends as they said their final goodbyes to Joey on March 8.

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In a post titled "dust to dust," Rory shared that his wife was laid to rest "in a grove of sassafras trees behind [the family] farmhouse" on the family's farm in Pottsville, Tennessee.

The service began inside the family's barn/concert hall, where family and friends spoke about Joey as a photo of her smiling sat behind the microphone.


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"My sister Marcy and Joey's best friend Julie and our manager Aaron all spoke and Sandy Lawrence somehow managed to sing 'When I'm Gone,'" the 49-year-old singer wrote. "When it came my time to speak, I walked up on the stage and stood looking at my wife's sweet picture… and words were not enough to let her know how much she meant to me -- how much she still means to me."

Rory explained that just when he "thought I couldn't cry anymore tears," a video highlighting some of Joey's happiest moments was played. Watch the compilation below.

Rory even shared an emotional photo of himself giving his wife's photo a kiss during the ceremony.


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Rory continued to give fans a lengthy description of the moving service, writing, "eight angelic voices led a procession singing 'Down By The River To Pray' all the way out to the family plot. And a team of mules carried Joey's simple wooden box in an 1800's wagon with six of Joey's favorite 'cowboys' by her side."


"The family followed along behind the wagon. Indy on her papa's shoulders," he added, referring to his and Joey's 2-year-old daughter, Indiana.


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Rory also wrote about the gravesite, where the family's pastor, Mike Glenn, spoke of the better place that Joey's in, as well as the better place that the world is because of her.

Rory went on to explain that he believed that everything at the service happened just as Joey would have wished, and, although he misses her, he could still see some beauty in the day.

"Joey's one hope was that she could 'come home' on a beautiful day… and, oh, it was," he explained. "The daffodils were blooming, the grass was green and sky was bright blue."

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After the other mourners left, Rory and Indiana spent several final moments speaking with their loved one, with the country singer noting, "And then we took a deep breath and did what Joey would want us to do. We remembered that she's still with us."

Rory concluded his post with three black-and-white photos of himself and Indiana along with the heartfelt words, "She'll always be with us. In our hearts. Forever."


Joey died on March 4 after a long battle with cervical and colorectal cancer. She was 40.

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"My wife's greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven," Rory wrote earlier this month on his blog. "The cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and all her tears are dry. Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior."

Joey was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in the spring of 2014 -- just months after giving birth to her baby daughter, Indiana, who was born with Down syndrome -- and began treatment soon after. In November, Joey entered hospice care at the family's home, where she was surrounded in her final weeks by her husband and their 2-year-old little girl.On Feb. 29, Rory shared that Joey was saying her last goodbyes as her battle was coming to an end.

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