JOey

Country singer Joey Feek's long battle with cancer is over. Her husband and singing partner Rory, in Joey + Rory, posted on his blog that his wife is in Heaven. Joey Feek was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May of 2014 and had been fighting a brave and public battle against the disease. 

Rory wrote that not long after their daughter's second birthday last month, Joey decided "enough is enough."  Joey Feek died "surrounded by loved ones" this afternoon in Indiana. She was 40-years-old. Rory wrote:

"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.  Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior.

At 2:30 this afternoon, as we were gathered around her, holding hands and praying.. my precious bride breathed her last.  And a moment later took her first breath on the other side."

Joey, Rory Feek

Rory also mentions in his blog that after over four months in Indiana, he and his daughters are heading back to Tennessee, that Joey "already got a head start" on him, and that she'll be there everywhere "that her hand and heart has touched around [their] little farmhouse and community."

"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…  She’s gonna be in the mint growing beside our back deck, the sweet-corn frozen in our freezer and a million other places that her hand and heart has touched around our little farmhouse and community.  Joey will still be with us. Everywhere."

Our thoughts are with Joey's family, including Rory, and their children.

Joey Rory

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