Lisa Marie Presley has been laid to relaxation at Graceland after her loss of life at age 54 on Jan. 12.
The service for the late singer-songwriter started at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 on the entrance garden of Graceland, the previous house of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley.
She is survived by her mom, Priscilla Presley, and three of her youngsters: actor Riley Keough, 33, and twins Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood, 14.
Priscilla Presley, 77, spoke throughout her daughter’s memorial, sharing a tribute she mentioned that one in every of her granddaughters wrote.
“Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a job mannequin, a superhero to many individuals all around the world,” she learn. “However mama was my icon, my position mannequin, my superhero, in rather more methods than one. Even now, I can’t get throughout every little thing there may be to be understood or identified about her. However as she all the time mentioned, ‘I’ll do my finest.’”
Priscilla then learn a poem written by her granddaughter, sharing, “She all the time knew she wouldn’t be right here too lengthy. Childhood passes by with a glimpse of her inexperienced eye. She then grew a household of her personal. Then got here her second youngster, leaving her with suspicion. Might this be the angel that takes me house?”
“Now she is house the place she all the time belonged, however my coronary heart is lacking her love,” she continued. “She knew that I liked her. I concern I’ll by no means contact her, however the outdated soul is all the time with me. She doesn’t drift above.”
Priscilla Presley ended her tribute with a brief private message as she addressed the group, saying, “That claims all of it, and thanks all for being right here…Our coronary heart is damaged. Lisa, all of us love you.”
Lisa Marie Presley’s oldest daughter, Riley Keough, didn’t converse on the memorial. As an alternative, her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, learn a letter that she wrote for her late mom, thanking her for “being my mom on this life.”
“I’m eternally grateful to have spent 33 years with you,” Smith-Petersen learn. “I’m sure I selected the perfect mom for me on this world and I knew that way back to I can bear in mind you. I bear in mind every little thing.”
Within the letter, Keough mirrored on a number of moments in her childhood, whether or not it was time within the automobile, cuddling in mattress, listening to her mom sing her lullabies, and notes left in her lunchbox.
“I bear in mind the way it felt to be liked by essentially the most loving mom I’ve ever identified,” he learn. “I bear in mind how secure it felt to be in your arms. I keep in mind that feeling as a baby and I bear in mind it two weeks in the past in your sofa. Thanks for displaying me that love is the one factor that issues on this life.”
Within the letter, Keough thanked her mom for giving her “power, my coronary heart, my empathy, my braveness, my humorousness, my manners, my mood, my wildness, my tenacity.”
“I’m a product of your coronary heart. My sisters are a product of your coronary heart. My brother is a product of your coronary heart,” the letter concluded. “We’re you. You’re us. My everlasting love. I hope you lastly know the way liked you have been right here. Thanks for attempting so exhausting for us. If I didn’t let you know daily, thanks.”
On the service, a number of audio system paid tribute to Lisa Marie Presley and her household, together with former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York and longtime pal of the Presley household. Jerry Schilling, Alanis Morissette, and Axl Rose have been among the many performers, honoring the late musician with their songs “Relaxation” and “November Rain.”
Lisa Marie Presley died earlier this month after struggling a cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the hospital after she was discovered not respiratory at her house in Calabasas, California.
Lisa Marie Presley grew up at Graceland till her father’s loss of life, which occurred when she was 9 years outdated. The property in Memphis, Tennessee, marks the ultimate resting place of a number of members of the Presley household. Lisa Marie Presley is buried subsequent to her son, Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020 at age 27.
On Jan. 8, 4 days earlier than her loss of life, Lisa Marie Presley visited Graceland to have a good time what would have been Elvis Presley’s 88th birthday. She addressed the group on the occasion saying “it has been an unimaginable yr” and expressing how proud she is of the movie depiction of her father’s life with Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis.”
“It is simply so shifting how yearly you come from all around the world,” she advised the group. “It is shifting to me and my household, thanks.”
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