Funeral arrangements have been made for Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late singer Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, season 6 alum of Dancing With the Stars. Lisa Marie died on January 12 after what appeared to be two cardiac arrests. according to TMZ. Definitive cause of death pending, toxicology results. She was 54.
Here’s what you need to know:
Lisa Marie Presley is buried next to her father and son at Graceland
Lisa Marie is buried with her father and son in the Meditation Garden at Graceland.
Surviving family members who said mother Priscilla and Lisa Marie’s daughters were Riley, Harper and Finley in a statement to People via Riley’s representative, “[We] are grateful for the support, congratulations and outpouring of love in honor of their beloved Lisa Marie. A public memorial service was arranged on the front yard of Graceland on Sunday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. in Memphis.”
Graceland is the 14-acre mansion and estate in Memphis, Tennessee where Elvis lived. He is buried there in the meditation garden with his parents Gladys and Vernon Presley, his paternal grandmother Minnie Mae Presley and Elvis’ grandson Benjamin Presley Keough Graceland Official Facebook Page. The garden too contains a memorial to his stillborn twin brother, Jessie.
Elvis was buried at Graceland when he died in 1977; Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin was buried there in 2020 when he died by suicide. TMZ has video of the current construction in the meditation garden in preparation for the celebration of life and the funeral.
Lisa Marie is buried opposite her father and grandparents right next to her son.
Lisa Marie had just shown her grief counselor where she would be buried “one day”.
David Kessler, a grief counselor who has worked with Lisa Marie since the death of her son two years ago, posted on Instagram how he had been at Graceland with Lisa Marie just a week before her death, speaking about the grief she carries and spending time with her in the meditation garden, where she said she would be buried “one day”.
“I was very fortunate to have Lisa Marie as a friend. Her bold, authentic personality made her a loyal daughter and devoted mother. The loss of her son has inspired her to work towards becoming an advocate for those dealing with the heartbreak of grief,” Kessler wrote on Instagram.
Last weekend she asked me to take her to Memphis to celebrate her father’s 88th birthday. She had countless invitations over the weekend, but for her there were only three important ones: being at her father’s birthday party, spending time at her son and father’s graves after the tours left Graceland, and meeting a recently grieved one Mother.
I watched as Lisa Marie tenderly spoke to this heartbroken mother about what to expect in grief. What interests her most these days is helping others in grief.
She had her challenges, but always rose to them. She was in my grief education program and many who met and chatted with her had no idea who she was. To her, she was a mother whose son had died and who wanted to turn her pain into purpose. She has been leading grief groups with me at her home for other bereaved parents for the past two years. We wanted to do a podcast about grief together. Her family, love of music, caring for her father’s legacy and helping others became her priorities.
He concluded: “Graceland was her happy place and the staff who all knew her shared that she looked so much better. She looked more peaceful and was so proud of the Elvis movie. Saturday night we sat at the graves of her father and son. We spoke about the heartache she grew up with and the more recent devastation of her son’s death. She showed me where she would be buried one day. I said it was a long time away… and she said yes, I have so much to do. Rest in peace with your father and son, Lisa Marie.”
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