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Nine days after Mindy McCready died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Heber Springs, Ark., her funeral took place in her hometown of Ft. Myers, Fla.

About 400 mourners filled the sanctuary of Crossroads Baptist Church, where a white hearse, escorted by police cars, delivered the singer’s casket.

A large portrait of McCready graced the stage, above a casket with white roses. As McCready’s songs were played, photos from her life were displayed.

Among the songs were “I’m Still Here” and “Ten Thousand Angels.” The photos included a glamorous shot of her and her onetime fiance Dean Cain.


The actor was one of two McCready exes – the other being Billy McKnight – to say he was not surprised that she took her own life at the age of 37.

McCready is survived by two sons, one by McKnight and the other by David Wilson, her boyfriend who took his own life 36 days before Mindy did.

Attendees were greeted with a handshake form McCready’s mother, Gayle Inge, and presented with a program that included a color photo of McCready.

Pallbearers included McCready’s three brothers – Timothy, Joshua and Colton – along with some of her cousins. Inge called it “A Celebration of Life.”

Mindy’s mother tells People:

“Our family is devastated by the loss of our beautiful and talented daughter. Her life, no matter how brief, touched many, and she will forever be our special angel.”

McCready will be buried in Ft. Myers. A second memorial service for her professional colleagues to attend is to take place in Nashville in early March.