Lisa Marie Presley is buried next to her son Benjamin and father Elvis’ property at Graceland
Lisa Marie Presley was buried next to her son Benjamin Keough in the Meditation Garden at Graceland near her father Elvis.
The singer-songwriter, who died last Thursday at the age of 54, was buried in a private ceremony at the family plot at the King of Rock and Roll’s Memphis mansion, ET Online confirmed.
A public memorial service for the tragic mother of four will be held at Graceland on Sunday, which will also be streamed online.
Lisa Marie’s beloved son Benjamin shot himself in July 2020 at the age of 27.
Lisa Marie Presley was buried next to her son Benjamin Keough in the Meditation Garden at Graceland, near her father Elvis (pictured: preparations for her grave earlier this week).
Alongside Lisa Marie and Benjamin, Elvis and his parents Vernon and Gladys are buried in the meditation garden next to the villa, which is now a pilgrimage destination for loyal fans of the icon.
Sunday’s memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. local time on the front lawn, followed by a procession to view Lisa Marie’s final resting place.
The LA County coroner announced Tuesday that he would defer the results of her official cause of death pending the results of a toxicology test — which could be years.
Presley grew up fearing her own mortality after finding her father dead at age nine, which traumatized her.
She often spoke of her own death, even referring to the Graceland estate’s backyard as a “graveyard.”
“How many people have a family plot in their backyard? How many people are reminded of their fate, of their mortality, every damn day? All the graves are lined up and there’s a place waiting for me right next to my grandmother,” she told Playboy in 2003.
The singer-songwriter, who died last Thursday at the age of 54, was buried in a private ceremony at the family plot at the King of Rock and Roll’s Memphis mansion
Lisa Marie’s beloved son Benjamin shot himself in July 2020 at the age of 27 (pictured together in 2015)
Despite her anxiety, the singer believed she had many years to live last Sunday, telling her boyfriend David Kessler, who works as a grief counselor, that she had “so much to do”.
The couple were at the Graceland estate to celebrate Elvis’ 88th birthday, and Presley, who rarely appears in public, told the admiring crowd, “You’re the only ones who can get me out of the house.”
‘I’m not joking. I love you back and that’s why I’m here,” she said.
Several of the Presleys also died from heart disease, including their own father, who died in 1977 at the age of 42 from cardiac arrhythmias associated with ventricular fibrillation — a condition in which the heart beats abnormally and then stops.
Her grandmother, Gladys Love Presley, died of heart failure at the age of 46, and her grandfather, Vernon Elvis Presley, died of cardiac arrest at the age of 63.
Last August, Lisa Marie wrote a National Grief Awareness essay about the death of her son Benjamin.
“I can understand why people might want to avoid you when a terrible tragedy has happened. Especially a parent who loses their child because it really is their worst nightmare,” she wrote in her essay, published by People.
Lisa Marie admitted that she had kept her distance from the parents of other people whose children died by suicide, which seemed to haunt her.
“I can remember a few times in my life where I have known parents who have lost their child and although I could be there for them when it happened I avoided them afterwards and never bothered to contacting them because they literally became a representative is my biggest fear,” she wrote.
‘Relenting Grief’: Lisa Marie Presley, who died Thursday at the age of 54 after suffering cardiac arrest, penned an essay last August about her overwhelming grief over the suicide of her son Benjamin in 2020. Seen together in 2012
“I also judged them cautiously and vowed never to do what I believe they have done or neglected to do with their child in their parenting actions and decisions.”
She added that since her son’s death, she’s “lived in the horrific reality” of the “relentless grips” of grief.
Since her death, fans have come to lay flowers at the front gate of the property to honor the singer.
“In lieu of flowers, the family encourages anyone wishing to send to do so in the form of a donation to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation,” Graceland’s website reads.
Presley died on January 12 after suffering a second cardiac arrest in the hospital. Her family signed a do not resuscitate order.
The 54-year-old only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley was rushed to hospital Thursday morning after she was found collapsed at her home in Calabasas by her housekeeper.
Paramedics who got to her home managed to revive her and she got a pulse again, but she was brain dead on arrival at the hospital, TMZ reported Friday.
The family rushed to her bedside, where she was in an induced coma and on life support. When they learned that she was already brain dead, they signed a “do not resuscitate” order.
She suffered a second cardiac arrest and died.
Her mother Priscilla, 77, was at her bedside.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the devastating news that our beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has passed away,” Priscilla Presley said in a statement Thursday night.
“She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
Ex-husband Danny Keough – her first of four with whom she was living at the time of her death – had returned to the home shortly after her collapse and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
Keough is the father of actress daughter Riley, 33, and son Benjamin, who took his own life in July 2020 at the age of 27.
Her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, is the father of Presley’s 14-year-old twin daughters, Harper Vivienne and Finlay, who have said they will not return to the home where their mother died.
Presley was at the Golden Globes two days before her death, celebrating Austin Butler’s Best Actor Award for portraying her father, where she burst into tears during the actor’s speech.
And on Sunday, the singer-songwriter told the doting crowd at her father’s Memphis estate that they were the “only people who can get me out of the house” to celebrate his 88th birthday.
Lisa Marie with her parents in 1970. Presley found her father dead when she was nine
Fans said the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s daughter, who hadn’t posted to Instagram since August, looked “incredibly sad” and “really hurt” two years after the suicide of her son Benjamin.
Furthermore, Presley was so traumatized by her father’s death – and the discovery of his body when she was nine – that she spent the next 35 years trying to be “cured” by Scientology, according to the claims of her former counselor Karen De La Carriere .
De La Carriere, known as the “Queen of Scientology,” was a senior member of the church for 35 years.
She said that Priscilla Presley, who turned to Scientology to ease the grief of Elvis’ sudden death in 1977, used the church to help control her daughter’s behavior problems.
As a result, Lisa Marie, who was only 11 at the time, and her mother endured a “hostile relationship” and found themselves in “mortal throes” for the rest of their lives, De La Carriere claims.
The counselor became Presley’s auditor – Scientology language for counselor – and said that Presley was placed in “obedience therapy” as a schoolgirl.
De La Carriere said Elvis would never have allowed that if he had lived.
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