(CNN)Country music legend Reba McEntire is remembering her mother, Jacqueline, who died this past weekend after a battle with cancer.
Jacqueline “Jackie” McEntire was 93.
The singer/actress posted about her mom’s passing Saturday on her verified Instagram account, writing, “Our Mother, Jacqueline McEntire, made that wonderful cross over into Heaven today.”
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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
“She had a wonderful, full, healthy life and was absolutely ready to go,” McEntire wrote. “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.”
McEntire wrote that the matriarch of their family was able to speak with and spend time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren before she died.
“She left knowing how much she is loved and we all know how much she loved us,” the singer wrote. “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.”
The McEntires are a musical family. According to The Oklahoman, Jacqueline McEntire shared a writing credit with her famous daughter on Reba McEntire’s 2017 gospel double album, “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope.”
The matriarch not only co-wrote the song “I Got the Lord on My Side,” but she also performed a version of “I’ll Fly Away” with daughters Reba, Alice and Susie on the album.
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