Priscilla Presley reads a poem for her late daughter.
Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis and Priscilla Presley's only daughter, died of a cardiac arrest on January 12, 2023, and was laid to rest next to her late son Benjamin at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
Priscilla Presley spoke to the masses who appeared to pay their respects to Lisa Marie Presley. Priscilla read both a message and a poem written by one of her grandkids about their mother's love. She stated that she was going to read something which her granddaughter had written for everybody and began to read that the daughter had written that she had no clue how to put her mother into words, noting that the truth is that there are simply too many.
According to the message, Lisa Marie Presley was an emblem, a mentor, and a superhero to individuals all over the world, but their mom was her epitome, true inspiration, and a superhero in many ways. She noted that even now they are unable to convey everything they need to recognize or know regarding her, but Lisa Marie Presley always would say she was going to do her best and that they'd do theirs as well.
Priscilla Presley continued to read a poem titled, "The Old Soul," while fighting back her tears. The poem stated that Lisa was born in 1968 and went on to describe her birth as fragile, exhausted, and powerful. She was sensitive, but she was lively. She was always aware that she would not be staying long. Childhood begins to fade as she catches sight of her green eye. She then started to raise her own family. As her second baby arrived, her presumptions grew. Is this the angel who will lead her home? This line is about Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin's suicide in 2020.
Time, of course, flew by. It was time for a tragedy. She knew it was close to the end. Some might call it survivor guilt, but her death was caused by a broken heart. Priscilla added that now she is home, where she always belonged, but her heart is missing her love. She knew that she loved her, and she fears that she will never touch her. But the old soul is always with her. She doesn't drift above. She concluded by saying that that said it all and thanked everyone for being there.
Elvis star Austin Butler and his girlfriend Kaia Gerber did attend the emotional ceremony, as did director Baz Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin, David Kessler, Evan Ross, and Jerry Schilling, while Sarah Ferguson had spoken Billy Corgan, Axl Rose, and Alanis Morissette performed. The service was free and open to the general public, and it was live-streamed for those who couldn't make it in person.
The memorial, which was defined as a "celebration of life" in the program dispersed to all people attending, began with a performance of "Amazing Grace" by Jason Clark and The Tennessee Mass Choir. The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, said she continues to stand there with high honor considering that she and Lisa Marie Presley called each other "sissy" and that she has known her entire life. She continued by stating that her late mother-in-law used to tell her that nothing can start to take away the pain and grief and pain of these times because grief is the cost people pay for love. And how correct she was.
Sarah then read a poem by George Frost which explained that she has had her life and enjoyed every second of it. However, another life beckoned. It's critical to understand that she has not left and hopes that jer light has shone for everyone. The poem continued that they should never rest in the shade; always stay in the sun. Don't bemoan her absence; in this light, they will be able to avoid it. Continuing it says that she lives in the moon, stars, and sky, among other things and she is filled with eternal pride as she watches everyone soar. And for her darling children who are unsure what to do, just have a great time, as she will, living through them.
Oprah Winfrey sent over a large white floral arrangement that was kept between Lisa Marie and her son Benjamin's graves in the Meditation Garden, where Lisa Marie Presley was put to rest beside her son Benjamin. Riley Keough's eulogy for her late mother Lisa Marie Presley was read by her husband Ben Smith-Petersen, who confirmed that they had a baby girl through her eulogy. Lisa Marie Presley is survived by her mother Priscilla Presley and her daughters Riley Keough, Finley and Harper.