Reba McEntire’s Beloved Mother Jacqueline McEntire Has Died

Reba McEntire with Mother Jacqueline McEntire; Courtesy of Reba on Instagram
Reba McEntire with Mother Jacqueline McEntire; Courtesy of Reba on Instagram
Reba McEntire with Mother Jacqueline McEntire; Courtesy of Reba on Instagram

Reba McEntire’s beloved mother, Jacqueline McEntire, has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 93-years-old.

The country music icon revealed the heartbreaking news on Saturday (March 14), in a post on Instagram.

“Our Mother, Jacqueline McEntire, made that wonderful cross over into Heaven today,” McEntire began, alongside a tribute portrait of her mom. “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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“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,” McEntire continued, adding that her mother had collected several endearing nicknames over the years including, Jackie, Jac, Ms McEntire and Mama. “We are very thankful for all the prayers, cards, calls, visits, the caregivers with their huge hearts, and the time God gave us with Mama….. 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. ”

McEntire closed out her loving message by requesting donations to be sent to the Reba McEntire Fund to benefit the Jacqueline McEntire Library Fund. More information on how to donate is available per the link on McEntire’s post.

News of McEntire’s mother comes after the country icon was forced to postpone her upcoming Live in Concert 2020 Tour over coronavirus concerns. The tour, which was originally scheduled to launch in Mid-March, is slated to begin July 9.

Our hearts and prayers go out to McEntire and her family at this time.

 

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