Joey Feek Funeral Update: Rory Feek Shares Emotional Post, ‘She’ll Always Be With Us In Our Hearts Forever’

Joey Feek lost her battle with terminal cancer on Friday, March 4. On Tuesday, Rory Feek laid his beautiful wife to rest on their family farm, and now Rory is opening up about saying his final goodbyes to “the greatest person I have ever known.”

On Sunday, Rory shared a post on his blog, This Life I Live, which he has used to document Joey’s cancer battle since she was diagnosed in May, 2014. In the post, titled “dust to dust,” Feek shared the details of Joey’s emotional funeral service.

“On Tuesday we laid my beautiful wife to rest,” Rory wrote. “In a grove of sassafras trees behind our farmhouse, with friends and family gathered around, we said goodbye to the greatest person I have ever known.”

Joey’s funeral service was held at their barn/concert hall behind their home, where the country music duo put on countless concerts for their fans and family. Rory said the last time he was on that stage was in October when he and Joey were singing together. On Tuesday, however, Rory was alone with a beautiful picture of his bride in the spotlight.

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Rory Feek says his final goodbyes to his wife Joey Feek [Photo via This Life I Live]

Bill Gaither, a lifelong friend and mentor of the Feeks, spoke highly of Joey, who “saw the beauty in life and also in death.” Gaither and his wife, Gloria, will be holding a memorial service for Joey today at her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, where Joey and Rory stayed until Joey took her final breath.

The preacher that baptized Joey, and Joey and Rory’s preacher in Tennessee, also spoke about the young mother, who fought a courageous battle with cancer for nearly two years. After Rory’s sister, Marcy, Joey’s best friend, Julie, and their manager, Aaron, spoke, it was Rory’s turn. Through tears, he took to the stage to honor his wife of 15 years.