Reba McEntire and Family Send Message With ‘Heavy Hearts’ About Her Late Mother’s Memorial

by Keeli Parkey

Since early 2020, the norms that we’ve been used to have been hard to maintain. This includes how we mourn those we have lost. And, even the rich and famous are not immune to the impacts of the pandemic. One famous person who has not been able to mourn a loved one is country music superstar Reba McEntire.

The loved one the “Fancy” singer lost was her mother, Jacqueline McEntire. The McEntire matriarch passed away on March 14, 2020, according to an Instagram post shared by her famous daughter on Thursday, Aug. 5. Mrs. Jacqueline McEntire was born on Nov. 6. 1926. She was 93 years old at the time of her death.

In a social media post Reba McEntire shared this week, the famous singer shared an update about the upcoming memorial service that was planned for her late mother. This memorial was supposed to take place on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. However, due to the rising cases of COVID-19, Reba McEntire and her family have decided to postpone her mother’s memorial service yet again.

“With heavy hearts, we are postponing Mama’s memorial that was scheduled for August 8, 2021,” McEntire said. “We feel that it’s not a good idea to continue with the plans due to the increase of Covid cases in Atoka County.”

Reba McEntire also asked her fans, followers, and friends on Instagram to share the news.

“Because of such short notice, please help spread the word for us if you know anyone who was planning on attending,” Reba McEntire also shared.

Reba McEntire Says Her Mother Would Want Her Family to Postpone Memorial Service

Postponing the memorial service in order to keep family members and friends safe from the COVID-19 pandemic is something Reba McEntire said her mother would have wanted.

“If you knew mama, you know she would scold us to pieces for putting on a memorial on her behalf with so many lives in danger of Covid exposure,” the “Is There Life Out There” singer also shared.

McEntire hopes that she and her family will be able to honor her mother soon. They want that to happen when it is safe to do so.

“If and when we are able to honor our Mama, we will let you know,” the country music star also posted. “Love, The McEntire Family.”

Reba McEntire’s mother, Jacqueline McEntire, passed away due to cancer on March 14, 2020. Soon after the death of her mother, the famous singer shared an emotional post via social media.

“Our Mother, Jacqueline McEntire, made that wonderful cross over into Heaven today,” Reba McEntire also shared. “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.”