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Joey Feek Passes Away From Cancer & Heaven Gains an Angel

Joey and Rory

Joey Feek is in Heaven tonight watching down on her family. The singer has battled cancer long and hard, and Rory confirmed on his blog, that she passed away today. There are no words better than Rory’s.

My wife’s greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven.

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.

At 2:30 this afternoon, as we were gathered around her, holding hands and praying.. my precious bride breathed her last. And a moment later took her first breath on the other side.

As I held her hand and kissed her goodbye one last time… I was reminded of another dream of hers that came true. A few months ago through gracious help of Kathy Olen, a friend of ours in Nashville, and many others… I had been sent a short video that Dolly Parton had made for Joey.

From the time she was four years old, Joey had been singing Dolly’s songs and dreamed of one day meeting her. Coat of Many Colors was a regular part of our show and at home she loved to put on Dolly and listen to “Hello God”, “When I Sing For Him”, “Me and Little Andy” and many others. She never got the chance to meet her in person and had no idea that Dolly even knew who she was. But that changed one Friday evening this past November.

Joey’s family, Russdriver and I gathered around Joey’s bedside to watch the movie “Hope Floats” (one of the few movies Joey knew and loved) with her. But instead of pushing play on the DVD, I pushed play on the video I had received… and we all watched Joey watch. It was the most beautiful moment I have ever been part of…

I’m crying tears of sadness for Rory and their baby girl Indy.  May she grow to know her mother’s love!  Bless this family.

In The Time That You Gave Me from Hickory Films on Vimeo.

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3 Responses to “Joey Feek Passes Away From Cancer & Heaven Gains an Angel”

  1. Gloria says:

    RIP beautiful Joey. This news saddens me so much. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. God Bless them in their rode ahead without Joey.

  2. Doreen Mann says:

    This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. God bless them and hope Rory will continue to make music. Many stories to be told.

  3. Mindy says:

    What Rory did for Joey throughout this heartbreaking journey is absolutely beautiful! Rest in peace Joey I am sending love to all of your family and friends during this difficult time!!!
    Thank you for letting us be apart of your story!

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