Priscilla Presley's desire to be buried in Graceland 'grew stronger' after daughter Lisa Marie's funeral

Priscilla Presley's desire to be buried in Graceland 'grew stronger' after daughter Lisa Marie's funeral
Priscilla Presley wants to be laid to rest next to her ex-husband Elvis Presley and daughter Lisa Marie Presley (L) (Joe Maher, Kevin Winter, Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: The 77-year-old Priscilla Presley's desire to be buried in Graceland has only grown stronger after her daughter Lisa Marie Presley's death and funeral. As per the reports, she has been planning her own funeral for years and secretly reached out to Graceland's trustees about being buried there.

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"Priscilla still thinks of herself as Elvis' widow and her rightful resting place is next to him," an insider spilled in 2019. Her desire to be laid to rest at Graceland has only grown now that Lisa Marie is there," Radar Online reported. 

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Her devastated mother Priscilla Presley announced her death the following evening. "It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us," she said about her daughter's sudden demise.

"She wants an elaborate funeral ceremony at Graceland. She wants to be surrounded by photos of her and Elvis in happier times and for his music to play as they lay her to rest," an insider said in 2019. Following Lisa Marie's passing, Priscilla will likely want the majority of photos to be of their once-happy family, the outlet reported.

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The Love Me Tender singer's grave is located in Memphis, Tennessee's Meditation Garden, which is behind the mansion's swimming pool. Behind the backyard fountain, next to her son Benjamin, who died by suicide in 2020, is her only child Lisa Marie.

Lisa Marie 54, was laid to rest on Thursday at Graceland ahead of her public memorial service, as per US Weekly. The late singer was buried next to her son, Benjamin Keough, in the Meditation Garden on Thursday, January 19. Her father, Elvis Presley, and his parents, Vernon and Gladys, are also buried at the Tennessee location. Lisa Marie will be honored with a public memorial service on Sunday, January 22.

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As per Page Six, followed by a burial. Attendees of Presley’s public memorial service that same day will “get a chance to walk by the body,” the report mentioned.

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