- Country singer Reba McEntire is mourning the loss of her mom, Jacqueline McEntire.
- Jacqueline dies at age 93 after a battle with cancer.
- She inspires one of Reba’s songs, “You Never Gave Up on Me.”
Reba McEntire is sadly mourning the loss of her mom, who died last night on March 14th following a battle with cancer. Reba announced the sad news on social media. “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 says.
The statement continues, “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.”
Reba remembers Jacqueline McEntire and her loving nature
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.
— Reba (@reba) March 14, 2020
Reba adds, “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 Texoma Giving Partners 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″
Reba previously revealed that a spiritual song that she wrote was a token of gratitude to her mother. It’s a song by the name of “You Never Gave Up on Me.” The song is on her 2019 album Stronger Than the Truth. “Who besides God has never given up on me? Mama,” Reba says previously while promoting her album. The country singer adds that when her mom heard the song for the first time she cried.
Jacqueline is survived by her children Reba, Susie, Pake, and Alice. She joins her late husband, Clark, in heaven, who died in October 2014 at the age of 86. May she rest in peace.