Millions of people across the globe followed Joey Feek‘s cancer battle until her death on Friday (March 4). Through her husband’s blog, This Life I Live, fans new and old walked through Joey’s cancer battle, celebrating the highs and experiencing the lows along with Joey and Rory. One of the most touching moments from Joey’s fight was revisited with the publishing of her obituary.
The beautifully-written tribute, in which she is referred to as Mrs. Feek, highlighted some of the biggest moments in Joey’s life like meeting Rory and the couple’s subsequent Grammy nomination to the tragic death of Joey’s brother in 1994. But, one of the most emotional statements closed out the obituary. Its author wrote, “While she was sick, her father accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
‘All of this was worth it if my story brought one person to Christ,’ Mrs. Feek said before her death. “The fact it was my daddy,” she paused as her voice broke with emotion. ‘I’m so proud.'”
Joey first shared the news with Cindy Watts of The Tennesseean in November.
“’I just cried,’ she says. ‘Now all of my family believes. And all of my family, when we die, we’re going to see each other again. I told my dad, ‘I would go through all of this again, if that meant one person came to Christ because of it. The fact that my daddy did, Dad, I would do it all over. I’m so proud of you. When I die, I’m going to be looking for you. And I want you to know, that after you hug my brother, I’m going to be next in line.’”
Joey will be laid to rest in the Feek Family Cemetery following a private service.
You can read Joey Feek’s obituary in full here.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be sent to: Joey and Indy at PO Box 5471 Vancouver, WA 98668.