Mindy McCready Funeral, Memorial Plans Revealed

Private service for country star will be held Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla.; memorial will be held March 6 in Nashville

By Rebecca Macatee Feb 22, 2013 5:01 PMTags
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Mindy McCready's family and friends are devastated by her death, but they want to celebrate her life.

The late country star's funeral and memorial plans were revealed Friday. Her family has planned a private funeral service to be held Tuesday at Crossroads Church in Fort Myers, Fla. Burial arrangements have not yet been finalized by the family.

Her memorial, which is being organized by her friends, peers and the music community, is tentatively scheduled for March 6 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tenn.

The former Celebrity Apprentice star leaves behind two young sons: Zane, 10 months, and Zander, 6.

Although some reports claimed the singer was living "in filth" prior to her house, her close friend, Shawn Carnes, told E! News that was absolutely not the case. "It is nonstop with two kids but it wasn't filthy," he said. "We all—including Mindy—kept that house as immaculate as we could."

McCready was found dead of an apparent suicide on Sunday, just weeks after her love, David Wilson, died in the same spot.

UPDATE: E! News confirms that a memorial for McCready will be held on March 6 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tenn., at 4 p.m. for "family, close personal friends and music industry," according to the press release. There will be tribute performances by some of the late singer's friends in music, including Bekka Bramlett, Lorrie Morgan and Bryan White

In lieu of flowers, the family asked those in attendance to make a donation to the Mindy McCready Children Trust c/o John Ammons, Edison National Bank, 13000 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers Florida 33907.

For more on Mindy McCready's life and tragic death, tune in to the E! special Mindy McCready: Hope to Heartbreak tonight at 8 p.m.