Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and More Mourn Joey Feek and the 'Beautiful Legacy She Left Behind'

03/04/2016 AT 08:45 PM EST

The country music world is mourning the loss of Joey Feek, who died of terminal cancer at age 40 Friday. Husband Rory indicated she passed at 2:30 p.m. while "surrounded by loved ones."

Many friends and family have expressed their condolences to the Feek family, including fellow country singer Carrie Underwood.

"Praying for the family & friends of Joey Feek. A beautiful soul moved into heaven today. A beautiful legacy she left behind. @joeyandrory," Underwood tweeted following the news of Joey's passing.

Blake Shelton shared, "So sad to hear about Joeys passing." During Shelton's Nashville concert at the Bridgestone Arena, opening act Chris Janson dedicated the last verse of his song "Holding Her" (a song about his own wife) to Joey and Rory, telling the crowd that he has been praying for them and that they are "good people."

In a sweet tribute, Chris Young remembered playing music with Joey. "Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the Feek family. Have played shows with Joey and Rory before and it's so sad to lose her amazing voice," he tweeted.

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The Grammy Academy also took to Twitter writing, "We are so very saddened to learn of the passing of Joey Feek. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and fans today."



Joey, half of the singing duo Joey + Rory with her husband Rory, were up for a Grammy Award for best country duo/group performance this year.

The late singer was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May 2014, and underwent surgeries, a hysterectomy operation, radiation and chemotherapy.

Throughout Joey's difficult cancer battle, Rory documented family memories on his blog This Life I Live. In his emotional post about his wife's last moments, Rory wrote, "My wife's greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven. The cancer is gone. The pain has ceased. And all her tears are dry."

Feek is survived by Rory, their two-year-old daughter Indiana and Rory's adult children, Heidi and Hopie, from a previous relationship. The funeral will be a private service. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be sent to: Joey and Indy at PO Box 5471 Vancouver, WA 98668.

Brad Paisley, Jana Kramer, Brandy Clark, Kimberly Perry and more celebrities also sent their prayers and support.

"God bless you Joey,& prayers for Rory and family tonight. There's never been a more courageous battle or inspiring example. Heaven awaits," Paisley tweeted.

Kramer shared an Instagram photo of Joey and Rory along with the caption: "Rest in peace Joey. #heavyheart I only had the pleasure of meeting them both a few times at award shows and I wish I got to know them better. Their love is greater than most will ever know. Praying for their family and loved ones. Let us not forget how precious life is. Tell someone you love them right now!"

"I am saddened by the passing of Joey Feek, but inspired by the 'for better or worse' that she and Rory Feek have shown us all," Clark tweeted.

The Band Perry singer echoed similar feelings in her tweet writing, "Heartbroken by the passing of the beautiful Joey Feek and completely inspired by the way she lived every minute. Full of love and life."



In a statement, Cracker Barrel restaurants released a tribute to Joey and the Feek family. "We send our thoughts and deepest condolences to the Feek family during this very difficult time. It has been a pleasure partnering with Joey+Rory over the years and bringing their beautiful gift of music to our guests. Joey+Rory will always be a special part of the Cracker Barrel family, and we know their music will continue to touch the lives of many," the American chain stated.
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