Reba McEntire’s Beloved Mother Jacqueline McEntire Has Died

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


Melinda Lorge

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March 14, 2020

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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.”

“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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Melinda Lorge

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Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.