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Craig Strickland was fondly remembered as a loving, deeply religious husband during his emotional funeral service.
Joined by the Backroad Anthem singer's family, band, and loved ones at Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas on Tuesday night, Craig's wife Helen celebrated the singer's life with memories and music, after he and his friend, Chase Morland, died during a duck hunting trip in Oklahoma.
During the service, Craig's family and loved ones -- including his father, mother and sister -- shared recorded memories of the man they knew and loved during his 29 years of life.
During her portion, Helen acknowledged she was "just getting started on [her] path with grief."
"I love you, and I cannot wait to see you," she added, as a message to her son.
"This is a situation I never thought I'd be in. Talking about the life of my brother in the past tense," Craig's sister admitted. "Craig loved everyone he met, but there was no one he loved and adored more than Helen."
On Jan. 4, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Division recovered Craig’s body in an area referred to as Bear Creek Cove. The 29-year-old singer and his 22-year-old friend, Morland, 22, were first reported missing following a duck hunting trip during a storm. Chase’s body was found on Dec. 28.
Watch the video below for Helen's remembrance of her final moment with Craig.