Local music star Joey Feek says she’s not afraid of death

Joey Martin Feek,  Rory Lee Feek
FILE - In this April 3, 2011 file photo, Joey Martin Feek, left, and Rory Lee Feek of "Joey + Rory" arrive at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nev. Joey Feek is recovering after undergoing surgery to treat a reoccurrence of cervical cancer. The singer underwent surgery on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago and said she was doing “great.”(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A country music star is sharing candid and closing words as she spends her final moments in her hometown in central Indiana.

Joey Feek returned to Alexandria for hospice care after ending her cancer treatment for Stage IV cervical cancer that began in May 2014.

Feek granted the interview to a reporter who has been following her career since she launched it with her husband as the Joey and Rory duo. Parts of their conversation appeared in the Tennessean – a newspaper out of Nashville, Tennessee.

The reporter traveled to Alexandria in Madison County to visit with Feek.

Her husband has been documenting their lives in a blog and posted new pictures over the last couple days showing Feek and her daughter, named Indiana.

In the interview, Feek spoke of her faith that’s she’s not afraid of death but anxious about pain.

She shared what she felt when she learned her cancer returned despite an extreme surgery and intense treatments.

“More than anything, I felt like I failed at something. I thought I did everything. But God decided for me that my job of singing for people down here is my legacy and he needs me singing up there. That’s how I look at it,” Feek told the reporter.

Joey Feek is 40-years old. Her husband’s most recently blog post focused on a tour bus full of friends traveling from Tennessee to say their goodbyes.

Comments are closed.