Who is Buried at Graceland? Lisa Marie Presley will be laid to rest at Graceland, the illustrious residence of Elvis Presley. Friday became a gathering point for mourning admirers following her passing the previous day.
According to a spokesperson of the singer-daughter songwriter and actor Riley Keough, the singer-songwriter will be buried next to her son Benjamin Keough, who passed away in 2020. There is also a cemetery at Graceland for Elvis and other Presley family members.
Elvis Presley’s only child, who was one of the last surviving touchstones of the icon whose influence and significance still resonate more than 45 years after his sudden death, was remembered by fans who paid their respects at Graceland’s gates on Friday by writing messages on the stone wall, leaving flowers, and sharing memories.
Hours after being admitted to the hospital for a medical emergency, Lisa Marie Presley, 54, passed away on Thursday. Lisa Marie, a singer-songwriter, did not reside in Memphis, the city of her birth.
She did, however, travel to the town for events marking her father’s birthday and his passing, which shocked the world when he was discovered dead in his Graceland mansion at age 42 on August 16, 1977. On her father’s 88th birthday, which was only last Sunday, she was in Memphis.
On Thursday night, Angela Ferraro was one of the thousands who visited Graceland, where the trees in the front yard were illuminated in green and red. On the chilly and windy evening, admirers left flowers and photos at the entrance.
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Ferraro and her fiancé traveled from Olive Branch, Mississippi for 25 minutes to offer their respects. Lisa Marie’s song “Lights Out” was played on the couple’s car stereo as they traveled to Graceland, according to Ferraro, who claimed to enjoy both Lisa Marie and Elvis Presley’s music.
“Elvis died young, and so did she. And her son’s passing was also very tragic,” Ferraro, 32. “It’s hard and it’s devastating.”
Lisa Marie was the only successor to the Elvis Presley Trust, which up until she sold her controlling stake in the company in 2005, together with Elvis Presley Enterprises, oversaw Graceland and other assets. She kept ownership of the mansion, the 13 acres around it, and the possessions inside.
She leaves behind three kids, and an Elvis Presley Enterprises official told The Associated Press that the mansion is in a trust that will benefit her daughters. The agent could not provide information regarding a funeral or burial schedule. When Lisa Marie’s father passed away, she was nine.
She would remember him kissing her goodnight hours before he passed away when she stayed at Graceland. The next day, when she saw him again, he was in the bathroom, lying face down.
“I just had a feeling,” she told Rolling Stone in 2003. “He wasn’t doing well. I know I had it (a feeling), and it happened. I was obsessed with death at a very early age.”
Lisa Marie went to Graceland in 2012 to see the debut of a new exhibit called “Elvis Through His Daughter’s Eyes.” The show featured Lisa Marie’s baby shoes, her first record player, and a little white fur coat. Her birth, precisely nine months after Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s wedding made international headlines.
She grinned as she recalled her time with her father during an interview with the AP during that stop. She cited the golf cart key as one of her favorite possessions since it brought back memories of going around the neighborhood alone with her father.
“That was my life,” she said. “I carried it everywhere. It was never far from me or not on my person when I was a child. I hadn’t seen it in 35 years.”
Sancelle Vance, 50, visited Lisa Marie’s former swing set and her son’s grave while on the Graceland tour on Thursday. After learning of Lisa Marie’s passing an hour and a half later, Vance noticed a change in the atmosphere at The Guest House at Graceland, where she was staying.
It was “surreal” for Vance to be at Graceland on the day Lisa Marie passed away as she was traveling from Mississippi to California and she made the decision to stop in Memphis.
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When Kristen Sainato learned of Lisa Marie’s passing on Thursday, she and her husband traveled to Memphis from Cleveland. She described meeting Lisa Marie at her father’s birthday celebration while wearing a black jacket with the well-known TCB lightning bolt (shorthand for taking care of business in a flash, a mantra Elvis lived by) on the back. At Graceland’s main gate, where one of the two planes is named for Lisa Marie, Sainato placed flowers.
“Those are for Lisa,” she said. According to her, one of the last links to her famous father was Lisa Marie Presley.
“Everyone is shocked over this. Why? Why did this have to happen?” Sainato said, wiping tears as she stood in front of the stone wall that borders the home-turned-museum. “She deserved a long, happy life.”
Lisa Marie Presley will be laid to rest next to her late son and close to her father, Elvis Presley, at Graceland in Tennessee. Burial arrangements come after Priscilla Presley confirmed her only daughter with the late king of rock ‘n’ roll died on Thursday after being taken to hospital. Maintain your connection with us to receive additional information from our website, Leedaily.com.