Memorial Held For Joey Feek In Her Hometown

Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-13 16:12:54-04

Family and friends prepared to honor Joey Feek, the country singer who recently died after battling cervical cancer for nearly two years.

A public memorial service was set for Sunday afternoon at the high school in Feek's hometown of Alexandria, Indiana.

Her long battle with cancer has continued to touch the hearts of many.

The 40-year-old country singer died from Stage 4 cervical cancer earlier in March.

Joey was diagnosed three months after giving birth to her daughter.

She was part of the popular duo Joey and Rory and gained international attention when her husband and songwriting partner, Rory Feek, blogged about her fight against the deadly disease.

She was laid to rest this week during a private funeral at her home in Pottsville, Tennessee, just 30 minutes east of Columbia. 

Joey left behind her husband and three children.

The memorial service Sunday was open to the public.