Mindy McCready laid to rest in Florida
February 27th, 2013
06:18 PM ET

Mindy McCready laid to rest in Florida

A funeral for late country singer Mindy McCready was held in her hometown of Fort Myers, Florida, on Tuesday. Approximately 200 people attended the service, Billboard reports, which was held at Crossroads Baptist Church.

As McCready's music played in the background, photos of the troubled singer were seen on a large video screen near the altar. Those gathered to mourn the 37-year-old included her three brothers and her stepfather, who played his guitar and sang a song during the service, and McCready's mother, Gayle Inge.

"I cannot imagine how we go on from here." Inge said, according to local paper The News-Press. "Our Mindy was so tired. She felt helpless. I know she wanted to be healed. We talked about this ... She was in her darkest moment and she was hurt by so many allegations. She was too emotional to understand."

McCready broke into the country music industry with her successful 1996 debut, "Ten Thousand Angels," but addiction and mental illness struggles soon overshadowed her promising career. She died at 37 on February 17 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

McCready leaves behind two sons, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 10 months.

Zayne's father and McCready's partner, David Wilson, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in January.

Filed under: Celebrities • Music

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. RIP Mindy


    March 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Think A Bout It

    who shoots themself on the front porch? Nobody! Think about this, it was a hit. Same with her boyfriend it was a hit.

    March 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mindy took the bait...see what we mean


    March 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Me

    This story was posted Feb 27....it is now March 10, ever hear of UPDATING your site...nothing like reading old news for 11 days and counting............

    March 10, 2013 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. That big guy

    It's sad to hear about this, and what all she's been thru. Yes, she's human just like anyone else, but that doesn't give anyone the right to condemn her for her choice. May she rest in peace, and may the pessimists meet karma face to face.

    March 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whatever

      Her mother is a piece of sh it, hope karma gives her a terminal case of syphillis..

      March 10, 2013 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. The One Who Knows

    I love reading the posts by those who condemn suicide, because they must lead perfectly idyllic lives. Unless you have ever stared down the barrel of a gun or into the opening of a bottle of pills, until you have stood on the edge of the cliff with half of you wanting to fall and the other half wanting to flee, don't you DARE criticise those who commit this deperate act. For some it seems the only way to end pain and despair. There comes a point in some lives where it seems nothing will go right and it will only get worse. The strong muscle their way through it, but there are those who have no fight left within them, no more to give. These people need compassion, not condemnation.

    I know. I've been there and still have the scars...literally and figuratively. Mindy has my sympathy, as does their family.

    March 4, 2013 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • poesque

      Thank you for your post. I too am sick of seeing so many, many people pass judgement on the suicidal. The last thing someone who thinks there life is not worth living needs is further condemnation of who they are.

      March 16, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janine

      she doesn't understand she took the flirt bait.

      March 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 1 Step Closer


    March 3, 2013 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. do not fret...

    its falling...relax

    March 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gina

    Mindy McCready is no different then the rest of us, She is human. What makes it hard for celebs is everything they do gets blabbed all over television. They never have privacy.

    March 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jane

    she has been through alot of her abuse in her life–she had so much going for her.

    February 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cynde

    that mindy was buried in florida by the mother and ex who abused her most of her life is an outrage – they should have really given her the respect of laying her to rest near her beloved and stop trying to make themselves look good now that she is not here ...........at least partly as a result of not being able to endure the torment they inflicted on her between childhood abuse, relationship abuse and taking her children from her

    February 28, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • suzan

      You took the words right out of my mouth!! I was thinking the same thing about her family and what they did to her. Instead of helping her in her time of need, they took her children and what the heck was she doing alone after suffering such a devastating loss of her boyfriend? If they were any type of "caring" family, they would of taken her out of there in the first place, not left her in the same house to relive his death over and over and would of brought her to her children who she desperately needed. Even if they didn't want to leave her alone with them, atleast take her to them!! As far as I'm concerned, the mother definately had no right to be at the funeral and act like the "grieving" mother, give me a break.

      March 17, 2013 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sorry Boo..

    i have a monster in my life who doesn't understand who's boss in this lezbian relationship

    February 28, 2013 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. Peace

    I feel so bad for her kids. 🙁

    February 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. itsamemario

    A human life is gone and your thinking about the dam dog? So i guess the or their related groups..

    February 27, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shut up Meg

      Humans die every day. The only difference is the pet dog is innocent.

      March 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chipster

      Not just thinking about the dog but what about the children? Did it occur to her what her death would do to them? And killing their dog too? Was it necessary to inflict that additional pain? I'm so sorry that she had such a troubled life but suicide is a selfish act. Her children will suffer the most.

      March 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Natasha

    I'm sure alot of people remember the Dana Plato story. Mindy and dana's stories are quite the same. We can't judge them because nobody is perfect. People think there celebs and they have to be perfect. I beleive mindy has always had a wonderful heart, just faced alot of heart ache and difficult turns in her life. R.i.p mindy and dana. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers

    February 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  16. The Morning Show...

    Your the man...xo.

    February 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.