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Mindy McCready’s funeral held in southwest Florida

February 26, 2013 • Entertainment


Michael Inge, stepfather of country music star Mindy McCready, plays a song during the funeral ceremony at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. McCready committed suicide Feb. 17 at her home in Arkansas, days after leaving a court-ordered substance abuse program. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — As her music played in the background, country music star Mindy McCready was remembered Tuesday by friends and family as a fun and talented singer who also “wanted to be healed” from her past.

About 200 friends and family gathered in the 37-year-old singer’s Florida hometown of Fort Myers. A large screen behind the altar of Crossroads Baptist Church was filled with her images and her portrait stood nearby.

“Our Mindy was so tired. She felt helpless,” said McCready’s mother, Gayle Inge. “She was in her darkest moment and she was hurt by so many allegations. She was too emotional to understand.”

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