Joey Feek was a brunette singer from Alexandrian Indiana. She was diagnosed with with Cervical Cancer two years ago. Joey Feek rose to stardom when she joined her husband who is a song writer on the Country Music Television signing competition in 2008 where they sang ”Can You Duet’.
She has a two years old daughter.
”My wife’s greatest dream came true today. she is in Heaven.
the cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and 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 .
As i held and kissed her one last time . I was reminded of another dream of hers that came true. A few months ago through gracious help of Kathy Olen, a friend of ours in Nashville, and many others . I had been sent a short video that Dolly Patton had made for Joey
From the time she was four years old, Joey had been singing Dolly’s songs and dreamed of one day meeting her. Coat of many colors was a regular part our show and at home she loved to put on Dolly, and listen to ”Hello God’, ”When i sing for him”, ”Me and little Andy” and many others. She never got the chance to meet her in person an d had no idea that Dolly even knew who she was. But that changed one Friday, this November.
Joey’s family Russdriver and i gathered around Joey’s bedside to watch the movie ”Hope Floats” ( one of the few movies Joey knew and loved) with her . But instead of pushing play on the DVD, I pushed on the video i had received. And we all watch Joey watch . It was the most beautiful moments i have ever been part of.
Though this is, and has been, a time of many tears of sorrows, it has been a time of countless tears of joy.There have been too many beautiful moments to count or even begin to share in this blog. But i try.
when a person has been through as much pain and struggle as Joey has 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. And so, it makes the hard job of saying goodbye just a little easier.
After four-and-a-half months in Indiana , we will soon be back home in Tennessee. Me ,and our little one, with our older daughters. Its hard for me to imagine being there without Joey, but at the same time. It is where she wants us to be. Its where she will be. She is gonna be in the mint growing beside our back deck, the sweet corn frozen in our freezer and many other other places that her hand and heart hast touched around our little farmhouse and community . Joey will still be with us. Everywhere.
So if it’s okay, i’m gonna close , wipe my tears and pack our bags to hit the road headed south .
She’s already got head-start on me.
Rest in peace, Joey. Your spirit will live on amongst us through your kindness, your dedication to your faith and to your family, and your music. You’ll never be forgotten.
Few and far between are the men and women who do not only have the courage to speak of their faith, but to live it day in and day out. Joey Feek was a fine example of this type of person, and so many people could learn how to live – through her legacy- if they simply opened their hearts the way she did to everyone and everything she encountered.
See you on the other side, girl- Rory Feek.
Health is Wealth, preventing your health is protecting your wealth. It is advisable medically for all women who is above 25 years of age to go for the Cervical or Ovarian Cancer Screening Program which can done once in every three years.
It is true that Cancer has no specific cure but early detection is the key and it goes a long way. Cancer can be treated easily when it is earlier detected,ie the first stages. At this early stage, the Cancer has not spread to the entire body and hasn’t caused much damages by then.
It is advisable to always go for regular medical check-ups.
Rest In Peace- JOEY FEEK
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