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Lisa Marie Presley mourned at Graceland’s public memorial service: Photos
Say goodbye. Lisa Marie Presley was buried at her father’s Graceland estate and was mourned at a public memorial service on Sunday, January 22.
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The service, which began with a rendition of “Amazing Grace” by Jason Clark and The Tennessee Mass Choir, took place on Graceland’s front lawn. pastor Dwayne Hunt presided over the memorial and offered support to Presley’s loved ones.
“For Riley, for Harper, for Finley, we march forward in support,” Sarah Fergusonsaid the Duchess of York on Sunday, noting that she felt honored to speak since they called each other “Sissy” during their years of friendship.
The singer of “Storm & Grace” – who was the only child of Priscilla Presley and late ex-husband Elvis Presley – passed away on January 12 following cardiac arrest. She was 54.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to share the terrible news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” 77-year-old Priscilla said in a statement to People at that moment. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to cope with this great loss. Thanks for the love and prayers. No further comment will be made at this time.”
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Lisa Marie is survived by her mother and her three daughters: Riley Keoughwhich she shared with ex-husband Danny Keoughand twins Harper and Finley, whom she co-parented with her former husband Michael Lockwood. Lisa Marie and Danny, 58, also shared son Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in 2020 aged 27.
Following her death, Lisa Marie’s mother and her children announced they planned to hold a public memorial for the late songwriter at Graceland. (Elvis, who died in 1977 at age 42, bought the Memphis, Tennessee estate in 1957.)
“Riley, Harper, Finley and Priscilla are grateful for the support, best wishes and outpouring of love in honor of their beloved Lisa Marie,” a Presley family representative said. Us weekly in a statement on Monday, Jan. 16. “A public memorial service has been held in the front yard of Graceland at 9 a.m. Sunday, January 22 in Memphis.”
Lisa Marie’s coffin was buried in the property’s meditation garden on Thursday, January 19, next to her “beloved son” Benjamin. The late “Jailhouse Rock” crooner and his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, are also buried in Graceland.
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The Tennessee native’s death came two days after she attended the 80th Annual Golden Globes with Priscilla, in honor of Bass Luhrmanns Elvis biopic. The 2022 movie was playing Austin Butler and Tom Hanks as Elvis and music manager Colonel Tom Parker respectively. The Carrie Diaries alum, 31, even took home the trophy for best actor in a drama film.
“I also want to thank the Presley family, thank you guys, thank you for opening your hearts and your memories [and] your home to me,” Butler gushed in his Jan. 10 acceptance speech. “Lisa Marie, Priscilla: I love you forever.”
Scroll below to see photos from the memorial service: