Priscilla Presley Denied Request to Be Buried with Elvis & Her Daughter, Report Says

Lisa Marie Presley was buried privately.

She repeated the fate of the Presley family members.

Her little daughters, who lost a parent like little Lisa Marie once did, are traumatized and don’t want to go to the house where their mother lived.

On January 19, 2023, Lisa Marie Presley was buried next to her son, Benjamin Keough, at Graceland’s Meditation Garden in Memphis, Tennessee, before her public memorial service. The service will be held on January 22, 2023.

The late star’s father, Elvis Presley, and his parents, Gladys and Vernon Presley were also buried in Graceland. On January 12, 2023, Lisa Marie went into cardiac arrest at her Calabasas home before being taken to the hospital.

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Paramedics regained the late singer’s pulse before taking her to a hospital, where she died at age 54. Besides her father, son, and grandparents, Minnie Mae Presley, Elvis’ grandmother, was also laid to rest on the property.

Lisa Marie’s memorial would be held at Graceland and live-streamed through the property page’s live-stream. Fans were allowed to attend the service physically, and for those wishing to watch the live stream, it would start at 9 a.m. CT.

The sad thing about the late songwriter’s death was that what took her life was something similar, in some cases, the exact cause, to what took the lives of some of the “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” musician’s family members.

Lisa Marie Repeated the Fate of Elvis and His Parents
On August 16, 1977, Elvis passed on from a heart attack. The Shelby County coroner, Dr. Jerry Francisco, said “preliminary autopsy findings” showed that the cause of his death was “cardiac arrhythmia.”

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The initial findings were that the King of Rock ‘n Roll could’ve died from a drug overdose. Reports revealed, at the time, that ten prescription drugs were found in the late star’s body, but that was later ruled out.

Gladys became sick in August 1958 while Elvis was stationed in Germany, serving in the US Army. The iconic singer rushed home to be with her and was there when she passed at age 46 on August 14, 1958.

Her cause of death was marked down as a heart attack, but later it was revealed that the contributing factors were liver failure due to alcohol poisoning. The “Can’t Help Falling In Love” singer was broken by the death, saying at the time:

“It broke my heart. She was always my best girl.”

No one could console Lisa Marie’s father at his mother’s funeral, and he could barely walk after she was buried. The “Nobody Noticed It” singer’s friends said he changed after losing his mother and never got over it.

Riley Keough, the late songwriter’s [Lisa Marie Presley] oldest daughter, was also staying put at her grandmother’s [Priscilla Presley] home.

Vernon was 63 when he also died of a heart attack in June 1979, two years after the “You Gave Me a Mountain” musician’s death. Sadly, Lisa Marie’s children were said to be struggling with the loss of their beloved mother.

Lisa Marie’s 14-Year-Old Daughters Are Reportedly Traumatized: They Won’t Return to Home Where She Died
When Elvis died, he was staying with Lisa Marie at Graceland. The “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” singer later recalled how she was nine when he kissed her goodnight hours before he collapsed and never recovered.

The next day, Lisa Marie saw her father lying face down in the bathroom. In 2003, she confessed to having had “a feeling” that something would go wrong because Elvis wasn’t doing well at the time.

According to reports, Lisa Marie’s twin daughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14, in 2023, were traumatized by her sudden death and refused to return to the home where she had her cardiac arrest. Sources said the girls were spending time at their grandmother’s house.

Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie’s mother, has lived with her granddaughters in Los Angeles since her daughter’s death. Riley Keough, the late songwriter’s oldest daughter, was also staying put at her grandmother’s home.

The family was leaning on each other for support through this difficult time. Insiders said the twins’ father, Michael Lockwood, ensured the family’s needs were accommodated as they mourned.

Priscilla Presley Lost the One Request from Lisa Marie’s Trust Negotiation.
After Lisa died, the following steps were to multi-million dollar trust, and Priscilla was battling over the trust with her granddaughter Riley Keough.

Although sources state that Priscilla was not difficult in the negotiations, she requested something outside of money. Presley’s ex-wife wanted to be buried next to him but lost that battle. Even with this request, Priscilla did not cause much trouble; she backed down without arguing.

Despite not getting her desired resting place, Priscilla still walked away with the hefty payout from her daughter’s trust. Reports stated that the actress was expected to receive millions.

The millions Priscilla received were in return for her dropping claims about who would have control over Lisa’s trust. She also let go of Lisa’s Graceland mansion and a share in Elvis Presley Enterprises.

These reports come after Priscilla had filed a plea for an interpretation and the validity of Lisa’s trust after she removed her and put her granddaughter and the co-trustee. She clarified that the media took her plea as a lawsuit when it was just a request for the trust’s breakdown.

Eventually, the Presley ex-wife confirmed that the matter was settled and resolved within the family and that she did not file a lawsuit against her granddaughter.

On the other hand, Riley is also pleased to have the court matters out of the way. A close source said, ​​”Riley is relieved to have settled the dispute over her mom’s estate. She does not want any drama with her grandmother,”

Priscilla even told the media that it would be an honor to be buried next her daughter and “the love of her life.” She expressed, “Although I do not plan on going anywhere anytime soon. It is my family’s wish for me to be laid to rest with my daughter and the love of my life when that time comes. We appreciate the love from all of the fans.”

Therefore, the Presley family has everything settled, the court plea, and Lisa’s trust distribution. The lawyers confirmed, “Everyone is happy. Unified and together and excited for the future.”

Priscilla Presley in California in 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Lisa also left behind her 14-year-old twins, who have been struggling to accept the sudden death of their mother, but Riley has been doing her best to be there for them and process her pain as well.

The Damned Burial Place
The Graceland mansion was not only a home for most of the Presley family, including Lisa, but it was also the burial site for most of the family members. Lisa had expressed how disturbing it was to have a graveyard in her backyard and constantly be reminded of her fate of mortality.

Lisa even wrote about how haunting the space was for her in the song “Lights Out,” where she called it the “Damn back lawn.”

Before it was turned into a burial site, the patch of land was a meditation garden, but it soon became the resting place for Presley, his parents, and his grandmother. Lisa’s son, Benjamin Keough, who died from suicide in 2020, was also buried there, and now his mother has joined the family.

As much as the damned graveyard haunted Lisa for most of her life, the same area has become a topic of discussion in her trust, showing that it has become an essential space for the Presley family to stay together even on the other side.

The home was also opened to the public, and Lisa knew she would be one of the sites of attraction. Before her death, she already concluded that the space next to her grandmother was hers.

The singer sarcastically said it was either that burial space or she would have her head shrunk into a glass jar for an even more interesting sight for tourists.

However, after the news about Lisa’s death broke, her daughter Riley announced that her resting place would be next to her beloved son.

Lisa’s sudden death left the family with a big void; Now, with the court and trust proceedings, the family needed to remember to still honor the singer without making it all about the estate.

 

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