a whole bunch have a good time Lisa Marie Presley's life at Graceland ceremony - CBS news

a whole lot of individuals gathered on the front lawn of Graceland on a gray, chilly Sunday morning in Memphis to mourn the demise and remember the life of Lisa Marie Presley, who died prior this month.

Some mourners held plants as they waited for the service to start beneath the tall trees on the lawn of Graceland, the domestic where Lisa Marie lived as a baby along with her father, Elvis Presley. The mansion, which Lisa Marie Presley owned, has been became into a museum and vacationer enchantment that tons of of heaps of lovers talk over with each year to have a good time the life and music of Elvis, who died in 1977.

The property in south Memphis was a place of sadness and somber reminiscences on Sunday. Presley, a 54-12 months-ancient singer-songwriter committed to her father's legacy, died Jan. 12, hours after being hospitalized for a medical emergency.

The service started with the singing of "dazzling Grace" by using Jason Clark & The Tennessee Mass Choir.

"we might want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the love, compassion and aid you've got proven our family throughout this complicated time," pointed out a message from the Presley family unit written on the program for the service. "we will at all times be grateful."

Fans visit the grave of Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland during her memorial on Jan. 22, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. fanatics discuss with the grave of Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland all through her memorial on Jan. 22, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. Getty photographs

Lisa Marie Presley's mom, Priscilla Presley, examine a poem written by way of her granddaughter referred to as "historic Soul," according to CBS Memphis affiliate WREG. 

"The historic soul in 1968, she entered our world — born potent however changed into mild, filled with life," the poem read. "She at all times knew she wouldn't be right here too long. Childhood passes by way of in the glimpse of a green eye. She then grew a household of her own. She then misplaced her 2nd baby, an angel of suspicion, she knew it turned into near the conclusion." 

"Now she is home the place she all the time belonged, but my coronary heart is missing her love," the poem persisted. "She knew that I loved her. I worry i'll not ever touch her, but the historic soul is always with me. She would not go with the flow above."

Lisa Marie Presley's eldest daughter, actress Riley Keough, didn't speak however her husband, Ben Smith-Peterson, read an announcement on her behalf.

"thank you for being my mother during this lifestyles," Keough's message all started. "i'm ceaselessly grateful."

"I bear in mind how it felt to be adored by way of the most loving mom I've ever time-honored," the eulogy endured. "How secure it felt to be in your palms. I remember that feeling as a child and i remember it two weeks ago on your couch."

"i'm hoping i will be able to love my daughter the manner you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,' Keough added. 

Former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, have been among the audio system who paid tribute to Presley, whereas singers Alanis Morissette and Axl Rose honored the late musician with performances of the songs "rest" and "November Rain."

Following the service, mourners made a procession via Graceland's Meditation garden, where Presley become laid to relaxation. 

Lisa Marie Presley's son, Benjamin Keough, who died by using suicide in 2020, is additionally buried at Graceland. 


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