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Joey Martin Feek and Rory Lee Feek

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Joey Feek has been laid to rest in a private ceremony surrounded by her husband, Rory Feek, close family and friends in her hometown of Alexandra, Ind.

The service for late country singer was held this past Tuesday according to the following statement released by Joey+Rory's management:

"Joey had been fighting Stage IV cancer for nine months, surrounded by the love and support of countless family members, friends, loved ones, longtime followers of her music and even strangers who were inspired by her life."

Joey Feek

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It continued, "Joey was known for her beautiful voice, beautiful smile and beautiful marriage partnership with Rory Feek. Together they shared a life built around a love of faith, family, farming and country music. Their stories, which ranged from growing vegetables to their blossoming as a country music duo, have impacted countless people through television, radio and performances." Us Weekly first reported the news.

Rory announced her passing in an emotional post on his website, saying, "My wife's greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven."

He further penned, "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."

Our thoughts are with the Feek family during this difficult time.