Amidst the directives of social distancing, self-quarantine and limiting gatherings to 10 people or less, Reba McEntire and her family have delayed services that were scheduled to honor her mother, Jacqueline, following her recent passing.
Reba shared a post on her socials saying, “After much thought and careful consideration among our family, we have decided to indefinitely postpone Mama’s funeral and burial at this time. 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.”
She closed by thanking everyone for their gestures of kindness during this difficult time.
Jacqueline McEntire passed away on March 14 at the age of 83 after a valiant battle against cancer. She left behind her four children — Alice, Pake, Susie and Reba — along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jackie’s husband, Clark, a professional cowboy and cattle rancher, passed away in 2014. The couple was married for 64 years.
It’s been a difficult time for Reba. In addition to mourning the passing of her mother and delaying her upcoming tour, on March 16, she took a moment to honor the members of her band who died tragically in a plane crash in 1991. Reba posted a photo of her band and said, “29 years ago today, I lost my friends in a plane crash. The timing of Mama’s passing with that anniversary seems appropriate. I know they’re all in Heaven together and taking care of each other. Let’s keep finding ways to take care of each other down here on earth and never take one moment with our loved ones for granted.”
Our thoughts remain with Reba and those who were affected by these tragic losses.
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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