Mindy McCready Funeral: 'She Went to Heaven,' Says Singer's Mother
Mindy McCready, who died last week of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was laid to rest in her native Florida on Tuesday.
The service, held at Crossroads Baptist Church in Fort Myers, drew some 400 attendees and McCready's casket arrived in a white hearse that was escorted by two police officers, People magazine reports. Inside the church, the troubled country singer's songs (including "I'm Still Here" and "Ten Thousand Angels") played while images from her life flashed across a pair of video screens.
"Mindy adored her two children," said her mother, Gayle Inge. "She wanted them to know that. Through much agony and pain, she went to heaven. She is no longer sick. She is healed. Thank you for all who are here. Please pray for those boys. No matter what, she will always be my little girl, sitting in her car seat, singing into a hairbrush. The world was her stage."
McCready's stepdad, Michael Inge, performed the song "You Are My Special Angel" on guitar; her three brothers were among the pallbears.
McCready, 37, leaves behind two sons, 6-year-old Zander and 10-month-old Zayne, who were placed in foster care when she entered court-ordered treatment at a facility this month following the death of her boyfriend (and Zayne's father), musician David Wilson.
Her body was found Feb. 17 on the front porch at her Heber Springs, Ark., home. She had struggled with substance abuse and other issues for years, and was found to be dead of "a single self-inflicted gunshot wound."