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There is nothing quite like the relationship between a daddy and his daughter. And it’s that relationship that got notably stronger in the final days of Joey Feek’s life.

“All of this was worth it if my story brought one person to Christ,” Joey was noted as saying in her official obituary. “The fact it was my daddy… I’m so proud.”

The obituary, which was released hours after her heartbreaking death, is a stark reminder to everyone who hates to believe that Joey is no longer with us. But it also reminds us of the many milestones and honors she went through during her short but fulfilled life, along with some life-changing tragedies.

“Mrs. Feek’s brother Justin was killed in a car accident near their home in 1994 when they were teenagers,” the obituary states. “She and their mother were the first on the scene and the tragic and unexpected loss rocked the family to its core. Joey mourned with her family but was unwavering in her determination to move to Music City.”

Indeed, it was that move that brought Joey+Rory and their undeniable harmonies to a national audience for the first time when they performed on “Can You Duet,” a singing competition show.

Country fans and legends alike are mourning the loss of Joey, but we will always have her beautiful songs and her everlasting memory.

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