Reba McEntire and Family Make Difficult Decision To Postpone Her Mother’s Funeral

Reba McEntire and her Mother, Jacqueline; Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night
Reba McEntire and her Mother, Jacqueline; Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night
Reba McEntire and her Mother, Jacqueline; Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night

As Reba McEntire and her family continue to mourn the loss of her beloved mother, Jacqueline, they have made the difficult decision to postpone her funeral in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Reba took to social media to share the update with fans on Monday (March 16), explaining that the decision was made to keep everyone safe.

“After much thought and careful consideration among our family, we have decided to indefinitely postpone Mama’s funeral and burial at this time,” she wrote. “We will continue to monitor the situation and let you know as soon as possible about future plans to celebrate her life when it is safe for everyone to attend. Thank you for all the calls, cards, thoughts and prayers for our family at this difficult time. You can continue to stay in touch on social media with Brown’s Funeral Service.”

Jacqueline passed away on Saturday (March 14) after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 93 years old.

Reba shared the news of her passing on social media with a touching tribute to her mother.

“Our Mother, Jacqueline McEntire, made that wonderful cross over into Heaven today,” McEntire began. “She had a wonderful, full, healthy life and was absolutely ready to go. Cancer might think it won the battle, but we’re giving God all the credit on selecting the time for her to go home to Him. She was ready to see our Daddy, her mama, and daddy, and all her family and friends.”

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Our Mother, Jacqueline McEntire, made that wonderful cross over into Heaven today. She had a wonderful, full, healthy life and was absolutely ready to go. The cancer might think it won the battle but we’re giving God all the credit on selecting the time for her to go home to Him. She was ready to see our Daddy, her mama and daddy and all her family and friends. Down here, Alice, Pake, Susie and I, grandkids and great grandkids all got to visit with her either in person or over the phone. She left knowing how much she is loved and we all know how much she loved us. We are very thankful for all the prayers, cards, calls, visits, the care-givers with their huge hearts, and the time God gave us with Mama. Jackie, Jac, Ms McEntire, Mama, Mama Jac, Momo Jac, Grandma, Grandma Jac, whatever the title was at the time – she gave you her undivided attention. We’re all going to miss her but we have so many wonderful memories. Thank you Lord for that. In lieu of flowers, the family lovingly asks that memorials be sent to the Reba McEntire Fund to benefit the Jacqueline McEntire Library Fund. Donations can be made online at https://www.texomagivingpartners.org/donate or mailed to: The Reba McEntire Fund 5036 Reba Drive Denison, Texas, 75020 In the memo line please write “Jacqueline McEntire” Phone: THF – Texoma Giving Partners at 903.337.0755

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the ‘Reba McEntire Fund’ to benefit Stringtown Public Library.

Donations can be made online or mailed to:

The Reba McEntire Fund
5036 Reba Drive
Denison, Texas, 75020

In the memo line please write “Jacqueline McEntire”

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