Gone but never forgotten. Rory Feek shared a touching photo of his late wife Joey Feek’s grave in Tennessee, on Saturday, April 2.
In the pic, the rising sun is pictured lighting up the grass on the family farm, while the Feeks’ two horses stand near the late country singer’s gravesite. Her tomb is marked by a wooden cross.
“A bright sunrise will contradict the heavy fog that weighs you down,” Rory captioned the post on Instagram.
Joey died at the age of 40 on March 4, after a long battle with stage IV cervical cancer. Rory and their daughter, Indiana, 2, returned home from Joey’s hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, to Tennessee shortly after her untimely passing.
Rory bought the two horses for Joey on her 40th birthday in September, he revealed on his blog, This Life I Live, in a post just one week before her death.
“I don’t know why she loves me. She could’ve had any cowboy she wanted… could’ve had the western life she dreamed of as a little girl riding her first horse Velvet,” he wrote on February 29. “But she didn’t choose some handsome Marlboro man with a Sam Elliot mustache and a thousand-acre ranch… Instead, she chose our little farm and she chose me. And I’m a long way from a cowboy. We do have horses now… Well, the two that I got for Joey for her birthday this last fall (though she and I only got to see them a couple of times before our lives took us back to the Cancer Center in Atlanta and then here to her hometown in Indiana). And unfortunately, she will never get to ride those or any horses again. They will instead be grazing in the pasture around the family cemetery in the back field behind our farmhouse, where my bride will soon rest.”
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