In new blog post, Rory Feek reveals Joey’s final request Getty Images
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Joey Feek didn’t ask for anything extravagant at the time of her death. She didn’t ask for a huge celebration or stunning floral centerpieces or a list of people she wanted to speak at her service.

Joey liked to keep things simple.

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Yet, in a June 3 blog postRory revealed in his blog that his wife had one simple request just days before her untimely death.

“I’d like for someone to sing the hymn ‘Leave It There’ at my graveside,” Joey said. “And then she stopped and added, ‘no… not someone,’ and she looked at me and smiled, ‘I want Bradley Walker to sing it for me.'”

And on that beautiful sunny Tennessee morning when Joey’s family and friends gathered to say goodbye to her, Bradley was there, singing the relevant words of that song to all who needed to hear them. And in a way that only God can explain, Joey’s legacy began to shine.

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Thanks to that performance, Bradley will release his own album of music later this year – an album that has Rory back making music again.

“So, in the past three months since then, I’ve had the privilege of helping Bradley record a whole album full of songs about his faith, and a few weeks ago, he even taped a television special on a specially built riser at the front of the stage in our barn. The stage that Joey and I sang on.”

And her story lives on.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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