Reba McEntire's Mother Jacqueline Dead at 93 after Cancer Battle
Reba McEntire is currently mourning the passing of her mother, Jacqueline McEntire, who recently died at the age of 93 following a long battle with cancer.
On Saturday, the singer took to her official Instagram account to share the heartbreaking news with all her friends, fans and followers through an emotional message.
A PEACEFUL PASSING
According to Reba, Jacqueline was "absolutely ready to go" considering that she lived a "wonderful, full and healthy life" surrounded by those who loved her.
The singer also addressed the disease, writing that "cancer might think it won the battle" but that the family was giving God the credit for choosing the time for her to meet Him. Reba added:
“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."
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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
A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO HONOR HER MEMORY
Although sad and heartbroken, the 64-year-old artist found solace in the fact that Jacqueline left this world knowing how much she was loved and how much loved her family.
Reba also took the opportunity to thank everyone who reached out and offered their condolences, especially the caregivers, as well as their prayers, cards, calls and visits.
However, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to the Reba McEntire Fund in order to benefit the Jacqueline McEntire Library Fund.
Reba was supposed to go on tour soon but it will be postponed until July due to the new coronavirus
AN UNBREAKABLE BOND
Mother and daughter had a very close relationship and, in 2019, Reba honored Jacqueline with the song "You Never Gave Up on Me," which was included in the "Stronger Than the Truth" album.
According to the singer, aside from God, her mother was the only one who never gave up on her and that when Jacqueline heard the song for the first time she cried.
Reba was supposed to go on tour soon but fans have already been informed that the arena tour will be postponed until July due to the new coronavirus.