On Sunday, Jan. 22, Lisa Marie Presley was laid to relaxation close to her father, Elvis Presley, and son, Benjamin Keough, at Graceland in Memphis, TN. The singer’s memorial service was attended by each well-known faces and scores of mourners who got here to pay their respects and honor Lisa Marie’s life. Among the many attendees have been her daughters, Riley Keough and 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood; “Elvis” star Austin Butler and his girlfriend, mannequin Kaia Gerber; and Sarah Ferguson.
Lisa Marie died at age 54 on Jan. 12 after paramedics have been referred to as to her house for a doable cardiac arrest, per People. Later that day, her mom, Priscilla Presley, confirmed to Folks that her daughter had handed away. “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I need to share the devastating information that my stunning daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Presley mentioned. “She was probably the most passionate sturdy and loving girl I’ve ever recognized. We ask for privateness as we attempt to cope with this profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers. Right now there shall be no additional remark.”
Messages of help got here pouring in from celebrities and followers of Lisa Marie alike, and that very same love for the singer might be felt at her memorial service, which was live streamed for individuals who could not attend. Joel Weinshanker, Elvis Presley Enterprises’ managing accomplice, started the ceremony by reminding attendees that Lisa Marie solely had one request for her funeral: “Do not make it unhappy.” He added, “Lisa, we’ll attempt to honor your want at present.”
Former Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton additionally mentioned a couple of phrases in honor of how a lot Lisa Marie meant to town. “Town beloved her candy, beloved her tender, and beloved her really,” he mentioned. “God bless you.”
In the meantime, the singer–songwriter’s longtime pal Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, spoke on the ceremony as nicely. “I stand right here with nice honor as a result of we referred to as one another ‘sissy,’ and I have been with you all for all of your lives actually,” she started. “Sissy, that is for you with affection. My late mother-in-law used to say that nothing [that] could be mentioned can start to remove the anguish and the ache of those moments, as a result of grief is the value we pay for love. And the way proper she was.”
In between the speeches, there have been musical interludes that includes performances by Axl Rose, Alanis Morissette, Billy Corgan, and extra. The musical moments left many within the viewers wiping their eyes, together with Keough, who had her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, learn a speech she wrote in honor of her mom.
“I hope I can love my daughter the way in which you really liked me, the way in which you really liked my brother and my sisters. Thanks for giving me power, my coronary heart, my empathy, my braveness, my humorousness, my manners, my mood, my wildness, my tenacity. I am a product of your coronary heart, my sisters are a product of your coronary heart, my brother is a product of your coronary heart,” he learn, revealing that Lisa Marie was a grandmother earlier than she died.
See photographs from Presley’s emotional memorial service forward.