They pay tribute to Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland 2:26
A large crowd of family, friends and members of the public gathered outside the famed Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, Sunday for the funeral of Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of the late singer Elvis Presley.
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Priscilla Presley, the mother of Lisa Marie Presley, briefly and quietly read a poem by one of her granddaughters.
Priscilla Presley reads a poem written by her granddaughter during her daughter Lisa Marie Presley's funeral at Graceland on Sunday.
“She knew it was near the end.
Survivor's guilt, some would say, but a broken heart is the cause of his death.
She is now home, where she always belonged, but my heart misses her love,” Priscilla Presley said on behalf of her granddaughter.
“Our hearts are broken,” Priscilla said.
"Lisa, we all love you."
Priscilla Presley is the grandmother of Lisa Marie Presley's daughters Riley Keough, 33, and 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood.
Lisa Marie Presley was also the mother of Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in 2020.
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Lisa Marie Presley died on January 12, hours after being hospitalized following apparent cardiac arrest, CNN reported.
She was 54 years old.
Lisa Marie Presley was last seen publicly the week of her death at the Golden Globe Awards, which she attended with her mother to support the Baz Luhrmann film "Elvis" about her late father.
Priscilla Presley at her daughter Lisa Marie Presley's funeral at Graceland on Sunday.
Friends of Lisa Marie and the Presley family also spoke at the service, including former Memphis Mayor AC Wharton;
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York;
representative Jerry Schilling, and Elvis Presley Enterprises partner Joel Weinshanker.
There were also musical performances including Axl Rose, Alanis Morissette, Billy Corgan and Jason Clark and The Tennessee Mass Choir.
Schilling, who was Elvis' assistant and producer and Lisa Marie's manager, recounted stories of him and “a girl named Memphis,” which is what Schilling called her.
In 1967, Schilling said that he spent Christmas and New Years at Graceland and that Elvis himself asked him to stay until the birth of Lisa Marie in February 1968.
Schilling said that Lisa Marie had asked her to accompany her on the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards.
“The last thing he said to me was, 'Jerry Schilling, I love you,'” Schilling said.
“Just like I was in the hospital with her father when Priscilla was giving birth, I was in the hospital with her mother when she left us,” Schilling said.
"Memphis, I will always love you."
Ben Smith-Petersen, Riley Keough's husband, shared a letter on her behalf during her funeral.
Mourners visit the grave of Lisa Marie Presley during her funeral on January 22, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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In the letter, Keough said she was sure she had chosen the best mother in the world.
“I remember how it felt to be loved by the most loving mother I have ever known.
I remember how safe she felt to be in your arms,” the letter read.
“I remember that feeling when she was a kid, and I remember that feeling two weeks ago on your couch.
Thank you for showing me that love is the only thing that matters in this life.
I hope I can love my daughter like you loved me."
“I am a product of your heart, my sisters are a product of your heart, my brother is a product of your heart.
We are you;
you are us,” Keough's letter also said.
“My eternal love, I hope you finally know how loved you were here.
Thank you for working so hard for us.
If I didn't tell you every day, thank you."
Lisa Marie Presley will be buried on the Graceland property, next to Benjamin.
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