Priscilla Presley Says It is Been a ‘Painstaking Journey’ and Thanks Followers for Assist After Dying of Lisa Marie

Priscilla Presley (L) and singer Lisa Marie Presley attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony through the grand opening of “Graceland Presents ELVIS: The Exhibition – The Present – The Expertise”

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Priscilla Presley is appreciating the love given to her household following the tragic loss of life of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.

“To YOU, I am truly overwhelmed together with your phrases, your prayers, your love and your help,” Priscilla, 77, wrote in a Twitter publish Thursday. “Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart in attempting to assist me get by way of this loss. Each guardian who has misplaced a daughter or son is aware of what a darkish painstaking journey it’s.”

The daughter of the late Elvis Presley died on Jan. 12 at age 54 after suffering a possible cardiac arrest. The household held a public memorial at Graceland, Elvis’s famed Memphis property, on Sunday.

Taking nice care to speak with followers all through her grieving course of, Priscilla, additionally thanked her supporters for his or her unwavering help on Monday, the day after Lisa Marie was laid to relaxation.

“Thanks all in your condolences, you have got touched me together with your phrases,” she wrote on Jan. 23. “It has been a really tough time however simply understanding your love is on the market makes a distinction.”

At Lisa Marie’s memorial, Priscilla delivered an emotional eulogy, beginning with one thing she mentioned her granddaughter wrote for the followers who traveled from far and large to line up exterior of Graceland.

“‘I do not know how you can put my mom into phrases. Fact is, there are too many. Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a task mannequin, a superhero to many individuals all around the world, however Mama was my icon, my function mannequin, my superhero — in far more methods than one,'” mentioned Priscilla. “‘Even now, I can not get throughout all the pieces there’s to be understood or recognized about her, however as she at all times mentioned, I am going to do my greatest.'”

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Priscilla Presley speaks at the public memorial for Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland

Priscilla Presley speaks on the public memorial for Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland

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She then learn from a poem titled “The Previous Soul,” written about Lisa Marie’s life. “‘In 1968, she entered our world, born drained, fragile, but robust. She was delicate however was crammed with life. She at all times knew she would not be right here too lengthy,'” mentioned Priscilla. “‘Childhood passes by, with a glimpse of her inexperienced eye, she then grew a household of her personal. Then got here her second baby, leaving her with suspicion — may this be the angel that takes me house?'”

The poem continued, “‘Time, after all, flew by. It was time for a tragedy. She knew it was near the top. Survivor’s guilt, some would say, however a damaged coronary heart was the doing of her loss of life. Now, she is house the place she at all times belonged, however my coronary heart is lacking her love.'”

“‘She knew that I beloved her. I concern I’d by no means contact her,'” mentioned Priscilla, visibly tearing up whereas delivering the speech. “‘However the previous soul is at all times with me. She would not drift above.’ That claims all of it, and thanks all for being right here… Our coronary heart is damaged. Lisa, all of us love you.”

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The general public service was attended by members of the family together with Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley Keough, her husband Ben Smith-Petersen, ex-husband Michael Lockwood, their 14-year-old twin daughters Finley and Harper and Diana Jay, the girlfriend of Lisa Marie’s late son Benjamin Keough — who died by suicide at age 27 in 2020. Lisa Marie’s half-brother Navarone Garcia was additionally by his mom’s aspect.

Axl RoseAlanis MorissetteBilly Corgan, Jason Clark and the Tennessee Mass Choir had been among the many musicians who carried out.

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - JANUARY 22: A view of fan tributes outside of Graceland at the public memorial for Lisa Marie Presley on January 22, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley, 54, the only child of American singer Elvis Presley, died January 12, 2023 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – JANUARY 22: A view of fan tributes exterior of Graceland on the public memorial for Lisa Marie Presley on January 22, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley, 54, the one baby of American singer Elvis Presley, died January 12, 2023 in Los Angeles. (Photograph by Jason Kempin/Getty Photos)

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Along with Priscilla, speeches had been made by Smith-Petersen, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, Jerry Schilling, Joel Weinshanker, Pastor Dwayne Hunt and A.C. Wharton.

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Priscilla confirmed the news of Lisa Marie’s death in a statement on Jan. 12, hours after information that she had been rushed to the hospital broke: “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I have to share the devastating information that my stunning daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” she mentioned.

“She was essentially the most passionate robust and loving lady I’ve ever recognized. We ask for privateness as we attempt to take care of this profound loss,” Priscilla continued. “Thanks for the love and prayers. Right now there shall be no additional remark.”

The household continues to be ready for the official explanation for loss of life.

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