Reba McEntire's Fans Shower Her with Support after Her Beloved Mother Jacqueline Passes Away

Fans of country singer Reba Mcentire have shown support after she announced the death of her mother, Jacqueline Mcentire.

In an Instagram post, the singer announced the death of her mother, Jacqueline Mcentire, at the age of 93. A show of love followed the announcement as her fans took to her comment section to share their prayers and support. 

Reba McEntire and Jacqueline Smith attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XXII on April 8, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. | Photo: Getty Images

Reba McEntire and Jacqueline Smith attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XXII on April 8, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. | Photo: Getty Images

A fan wrote about her favorite memory of Jacqueline, adding that she was sending tremendous love to Reba and her family. Another user wrote that she remembered Jacqueline being as sweet as Reba.

Apart from Reba, Jacqueline is survived by three other children; Susie Mcentire, Pake Mcentire, and Alice Foran. Her husband, Clark Mcentire, previously passed away in 2014 at the age of 86.

In a 2016 interview with People, Reba revealed that her mother was a big supporter of her music career, stating that Jacqueline gave her the most important advice she had ever received. She said:

"Mama always told me, ''Reba, it will be over in 24 hours. You can go stand on your head for 24 hours. That's really helped me to be my best..."

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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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Jacqueline's other daughter, Susie Mcentire, also wrote a tribute to her mother after she passed away. In the post, she urged Jacqueline to say hi to her daddy, adding that she would miss her grace, generous heart, wit, and common sense. 

Susie ended the caption with an affirmation of love for her mother, stating that she would always be proud to be her baby girl.

In honor of her late mother, Reba asked that people donate to a fund in her honor rather than send flowers. 

A fan commenting on Reba Mcentire's Instagram post of her mother's death. | Photo: Instagram/reba

A fan commenting on Reba Mcentire's Instagram post of her mother's death. | Photo: Instagram/reba

In February, Reba revealed her decision to return to her former label, Universal Music Group, after ending her contract with Big Machine Label Group. Although the singer said nothing about when she would be releasing new music, she announced she would be headlining her first tour since 2011.

The tour has, however, been postponed. Amid concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Reba announced the postponement of her Live in Concert Tour last week. She revealed that the tour which was supposed to kick off this week had been moved to July 9. She said:

"For the safety of everyone, we have decided to postpone our new arena tour until July, All tickets will be honored for the new dates..."

Reba isn't the first artist to move her tour date over the coronavirus pandemic. Other artists who have postponed their tour plans include Chris Stapleton, and Kenny Chesney, among others.

In honor of her late mother, Reba asked that people who wish to keep her mother's legacy alive donate to a fund in her honor rather than send flowers.

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