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Rory Feek Reflects on Wife Joey’s Funeral: ‘She’ll Always Be With Us’

Joey and Rory Feek
Joey and Rory Feek at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Gone but never forgotten. Rory Feek reflected on his wife Joey’s funeral in a new post to his blog, This Life I Live, sharing some touching memories about the ceremony held on Tuesday, March 8.

“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,” the 49-year-old country singer wrote. Rory then detailed the service, which was held in the couple’s “barn/concert hall,” and how numerous loved ones stood up to say a few words.

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“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,” he continued.

In the post, Rory shared a number of photos from the day, including one especially poignant one in which he kisses a large portrait of Joey standing amongst leaves with her arms wide open.

He also shared sweet video celebrating Joey’s life, with plenty of camera time for their young daughter, Indiana, who turned 2 last month.

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After Joey’s casket was laid to rest, Rory described how family and friends alike “spent the afternoon a few steps from Joey’s garden, hugging and loving and celebrating the beautiful life she lived.”

Rory and Indiana Feek
Rory and Indiana Feek This Life I Live

In the end, he and Indiana took a special stroll back to Joey’s burial site to say a few private words.

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“And then we took a deep breath and did what Joey would want us to do,” he wrote. “We remembered that she’s still with us. She’ll always be with us. In our Hearts. Forever.” 

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