The family announced that a public memorial service has been planned on Sunday, January 22, in Memphis, at 9:00 am on the late Elvis Presley's Graceland house's front lawn.
At her father's estate in Graceland, Lisa Marie Presley will be honored with a public service. The family, including Riley, Harper, Finley, and Priscilla, are "grateful for the support, well-wishes, and outpouring of love," which is a great honor for "their beloved" Lisa Marie, per a statement the family's representative gave to PEOPLE. They announced that a public memorial service had been planned on Sunday, January 22, in Memphis, at 9:00 am on the late Elvis Presley's Graceland house's front lawn.
Lisa Marie, who passed on January 12 after being rushed into the hospital for a cardiac arrest, was only 54 at the time of her passing. According to Riley's spokesperson, Lisa Marie's last resting place will be adjacent to her son Benjamin in Graceland. She will accompany her son at the Meditation Garden, which also serves as the final resting place for her father Elvis Presley, his mother Gladys Presley, his father Vernon Presley, and Elvis' grandmother Minnie Mae Presley.
After Benjamin's death by suicide, Lisa Marie was exceptionally taken by grief. Looking to work on grief support and advocacy, she joined a grief educator program, where she met David Kessler, the founder of grief.com. In an Instagram post honoring Lisa Marie, Kessler shared that she showed him the site while on tour in Graceland. "Graceland was her happy place and the employees who all knew her shared that she was looking so much better. She looked more at peace and was so proud of the Elvis movie," he captioned the post.
He added, "Saturday night we sat at the graves of her father and son. We talked about the heartbreak she grew up with and the more recent devastation of her son's death. She showed me where she would be buried someday. I said a long time from now ...and she said yes, I have so much to do."
Lisa Marie spoke about her future resting place in her song Light's Out from her debut album To Whom It May Concern in 2003, per Deadline. The lyrics signified the resting place of her family. The lyrics were: "Someone turned the lights out there in Memphis. Ooh, that's where my family's buried and gone (gone)/Oh yeah/Last time I was there I noticed a space left/Oh, next to them there in Memphis, yeah/In the damn back lawn."
Instead of flowers, the family asks that anybody who wants to contribute something should donate to The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, a non-profit that supports organizations in the Memphis and Whitehaven areas that focus on the arts, education, and children's activities.
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