Sunday, January 22, 2023

January 22 - A Celebration of the Life of Lisa Marie (Updated)

Today we say goodbye to Lisa Marie Presley by celebrating her life on Sunday, January 22, at 9:00 am on Graceland’s Front Lawn

In addition to family and friends, Graceland invited the general public to attend. Following the service, there was a procession to view Lisa’s final resting place in Meditation Garden.

For those unable to attend the service in Memphis, the ceremony was available to watch online via >>> Graceland’s Livestream pageIf you missed the emotionally very moving event, you can watch it below. 

Priscilla read a text, written by Lisa Marie's daughters: "Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a role model, a superhero to many people all over the world," she read. "But mama was my icon, my role model, my superhero, in much more ways than one. Even now, I can’t get across everything there is to be understood or known about her. But as she always said, ‘I’ll do my best.’”

Two days later Priscilla posted a thank you online: Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words. It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference.

There was some surprising news too, apparently Lisa Marie Presley was a grandmother. During the memorial when Riley Keough's husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, was reading the speech written by Riley in tribute to her mother, which said: "I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters. Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humor, my manners, my temper, my wildness, my tenacity. I'm a product of your heart, my sisters are a product of your heart, my brother is a product of your heart.

The Presley bloodline continues, unbroken.

Lansky posted: A beautiful and fitting tribute this morning to Lisa Marie Presley on the grounds of Graceland. We will forever remember your beautiful soul.

People magazine then confirmed with a rep for Keough  that the couple welcomed a baby girl in 2022. However, no details were given on exactly when the baby was born or her name.

Here are pictures of the service which were shared on Facebook. Guests Axl Rose (Guns 'n Roses), Jerry Schilling, Sarah Ferguson, Alanis Morissette, Billy Corgan (of the Smashing Pumpkins), Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler, Latoya Jackson and even James Burton (in a wheelchair) was present at the service too!  

Today our hearts go out to the family, friends and fans of Lisa Marie Presley.

(Source: Graceland / Facebook /People)