The life of Lisa Marie Presley will be celebrated this weekend at her father Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion, less than two weeks after his death at age 54.
Presley’s family announced earlier this week that the iconic Memphis, Tennessee, home will host a tribute to the musician, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Lisa Marie died on January 12 at West Hills Hospital after suffering a cardiac event.
“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” Graceland’s website said in an online post last week. “They are deeply grateful for everyone’s support, love and prayers, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
Presley is survived by his mother; his eldest daughter, actress Riley Keough; and 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley Lockwood, whom he shared with his ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
Here is everything you need to know about the service.
How can I see and what time does it start?
Presley will be buried before the memorial service, which will take place Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. local time (7 a.m. Pacific time). Fans unable to attend the public event can pay their respects by tuning in to the official live stream.
The footage will begin streaming at 4:50 am Pacific Time.
Where will the memorial take place?
Attendees will gather on Graceland’s north front lawn, next to the seating area, which will be reserved for Presley’s loved ones.
After his parents divorced in October 1973, Presley spent his childhood between his two homes. His mother lived in Los Angeles.
When her father died on August 16, 1977, Presley became the sole heir to his enormous estate. Eventually, Presley and her mother turned Graceland into a lucrative tourist attraction that still attracts generations of fans.
“I appreciate being able to make that part of my life always stay the same,” Lisa Marie told NPR in 2013. “I think that’s something a lot of people would love to have: your childhood home kept exactly the way it was. It is reconfortable”.
Where will Lisa Marie be buried?
She will rest opposite her father and her son, Benjamin Keough, in the Graceland Meditation Garden. In 2020, Keough committed suicide at the age of 27. Presley had spoken openly about her grief following the death of her only child.
“Nothing, absolutely NOTHING takes away the pain, but finding support can sometimes help you feel a little less alone,” he wrote in a 2022 essay for People.
Also buried in Meditation Garden are other members of the Presley family, including Lisa Marie’s paternal grandparents Gladys and Vernon Presley and great-grandmother Minnie Mae Presley.
After the memorial service, visitors can take part in a procession in the Meditation Garden.
How can I pay tribute?
Fans who attend the service in person will be able to bring flowers and small trinkets to place at Lisa Marie’s grave.
Viewers at home can donate to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which supports organizations dedicated to the arts, education, and children’s programs in Tennessee.
The EPCF also funds the Elvis Presley Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts.