Joey Martin Feek, age 40, went home to meet her Savior Friday, March 4th, 2016, around 2:30pm, in her native hometown of Alexandria, IN. A current resident of Pottsville, TN, with her husband, Rory, Joey was surrounded by family and close friends at the time of her passing. 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.
In the hours after hearing about her death, many have responded with condolences. These include well-wishes, prayers, and encouragements from Franklin Graham, Charlie Daniels, Carrie Underwood, Neal McCoy and many others.
"My condolences and prayers for the family of #JoeyFeek who passed away on Friday."
"One of God's children has gone home Rest in peace Joey Deepest condolences to Rory and the family."
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum:
"Joey Feek, I remember only meeting you briefly one time. I remember your kind spirit and warm eyes. Even though calling us acquaintances would be a stretch, I can honestly say I'm a better wife and mother because of you. Above that, my relationship with the Lord has deepened. I know there are many other women who feel the same. THank you. Thank you for sharing, not just your story, but your LIFE with bravery, and NEVER wasting one opportunity to point others to Jesus."
"Praying for the family & friends of Joey Feek. A beautiful soul moved into heaven today. A beautiful legacy she left behind. @joeyandrory"
Mrs. Joey Feek, the world is a lesser place without you. God called home one of his favorite angels & you will forever be missed. Rest in peace my friend. #JoeyFeek
"Heartbroken to hear of Joey Feek's passing. Such an incredible story of strength, love and grace. Prayers & love for the Feek family."
"Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the Feek family. Have played shows with Joey and Rory before and it's so sad to lose her amazing voice"
The Band Perry:
"So sad 2 hear about the passing of the courageous, beautiful Joey Feek. Sending all our love & prayers to her precious family. @joeyandrory"
Big and Rich:
"A life well lived and well loved. We will miss you Joey. Sending all of our love and prayers to Rory and the family."
"People read a lot of Love stories. This was no made up one, this was a real life story of Real love of the Deepest kind. That story had an ending today as Joey, of Joey+Rory, lost her battle to cancer but as they both know, she has just started a new Love story with her maker and her new Joyous life has just begun. Go run and farm and garden and sing with the very best now Joey!! The world will miss you."
"I did not know Joey Feek of @joeyandrory. But she approached suffering in such a loving, grace-filled way. A beautiful example. #restinpeace"
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