Sideshow: Mother eulogizes McCready in Fla.

Country singer Mindy McCready in 2008. Family and friends gathered for her funeral in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday. McCready died Feb. 17 at 37.
Country singer Mindy McCready in 2008. Family and friends gathered for her funeral in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday. McCready died Feb. 17 at 37. (MARK HUMPHREY / AP)
Posted: February 27, 2013

Mindy McCready's friends and family mourned her at a service Tuesday at Crossroads Baptist Church in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. Two video screens displayed photos of the country singer as her songs played in the background, including "I'm Still Here" and "Ten Thousand Angels."

The singer, who committed suicide at 37, was eulogized by her mother, Gayle Inge. "Mindy adored her two children. She wanted them to know that," Inge said. "She went to heaven. She is no longer sick."

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Tidbits 'n' pieces

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This article includes information from Inquirer wire services. Contact "SideShow" at sideshow@phillynews.com.

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