Lisa Marie Presley memorial: Date, time and all you need to know about public service at Graceland estate
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Lisa Marie Presley's family announced on Monday, January 16, that a public memorial service will be conducted for the late singer, in the honor of her memory. Lisa Marie, the only child of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, died on Thursday, January 12, in her California home. She is survived by three daughters and her mother, Priscilla.
Lisa Marie, 54, died after being hospitalized following a cardiac arrest, her mother said in a statement. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate, strong, and loving woman I have ever known," Priscilla Presley stated.
Date, time, and all you need to know about Lisa Marie's public service
The Presley family has made Graceland, a mansion on a 13.8-acre estate, in Memphis, Tennessee, a focal point for many years. In 2015, the estate hosted a celebration for what would have been Elvis' 80th birthday. On the 40th anniversary of her father's death, Lisa Marie staged a public vigil for him. Over 50,000 people joined her and carried a torch in his honor. Lisa Marie will be laid to rest alongside her father and late son, Benjamin Keough, at Graceland this Sunday, January 22.
“Riley, Harper, Finley, and Priscilla are grateful for the support, well-wishes, and outpouring of love honoring their beloved Lisa Marie,” a rep for the famous family told US Weekly in a statement on Monday, January 16. “A public memorial service has been arranged on the front lawn of Graceland at 9:00 am on Sunday, January 22, in Memphis. Please visit [the official Graceland website] for more information.”
Benjamin Keough, the sole son of the 'Idiot' artist, was laid to rest on the property in October 2020, three months after his suicide. Lisa Marie will be laid to rest with her father, Elvis Presley, who died at the age of 42 in August 1977, along with her late grandparents Vernon and Gladys Presley. Elvis' grandmother, Minnie Mae, and his twin brother, Jessie, who died shortly after birth, are also buried at Graceland estate. In addition, Lisa Marie's daughters, Riley Keough, 33, and the twins Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14, will inherit Graceland, the iconic Tennessee property where the tribute will take place, as per People.
Priscilla and her granddaughters asked that individuals "who wish to send something" donate to The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation in place of flowers. “In lieu of flowers, the family encourages all who wish to send something to do so in the form of a donation to The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation,” the family additionally said. The philanthropic organization provides “support to various charitable organizations, especially focusing on arts, education, and children’s programs in the Memphis/Whitehaven area," as per US Weekly.