Lisa Marie Presley's Sarcophagus Revealed at Graceland

Ashabi Azeez
Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley is being honored befittingly as family, friends, and fans pay the last respect. The music star's sarcophagus has been unveiled ahead of the public memorial service honoring her life and times.

Lisa Marie's Sarcophagus Has Been Revealed

Lisa Marie's body will be laid to rest close to her late son, Benjamin Keough, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 27. In the same vein, her gravesite will be across her late rock and roll legend dad, Elvis Presley's grave. In the days leading to the preparation for her final burial and public memorial service, Benjamin's sarcophagus was adjusted to make room for Lisa Marie's. Now, the sarcophagus has been placed on Lisa Marie's grave and covered with a tarp.

Preparations For The Memorial

Per NY Post, pictures of the late mom and her son have also been placed in front of the plaques. As of Sunday afternoon, hundreds of chairs have been arranged in the backyard of Graceland estate where the large crowd looking to honor Lisa Marie will take their seats. There are also flowers around the venue. Prior to the public service, a private ceremony was organized with friends and family.

About Lisa Marie's Demise

Lisa Marie Presley
Flickr | Fans of Lisa Marie Presley & Family

Lisa Marie, who was 54 years old, made headlines when she was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack. It appeared as though she was getting stable until the second cardiac arrest hit. She died on January 12. An autopsy has since been carried out, but the cause of her death is undetermined at the moment. The Los Angeles County Coroner revealed this.

She Once Expressed How She Felt About Graceland's Backyard

Presently, the award-winning singer has joined her other late family members in the backyard of her sprawling estate which she inherited from Elvis at the age of nine. Lisa Marie once expressed how she felt about the backyard of the property, as she shared that she did not like it. The mom-of-three basically referred to it as a graveyard. Lisa Marie stated in a 2003 interview, "How many people are reminded of their fate, their mortality, every @#%$ day? All the graves are lined up and there’s a spot there, waiting for me, right next to my grandmother.” 

She Spoke Of Being Buried At the Graceland Backyard

Lisa Marie Presley
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Although the songstress was philosophical about how she felt, she seemed not to have a problem with being buried there. When asked if she planned on being laid there to rest, she noted she was sure she would end up there like the rest of the family members that were buried on the property. She jokingly stated, "I’m sure I’ll end up there. Or I’ll shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room. I’ll get more tourists to Graceland that way.”

Brief Look At The Memorial Service

Hundreds of fans and mourners filed to the Memphis property in Tennessee with some baring flowers as the service began beneath the willowy trees in the estate. The people slated to address the mourners included Lisa Marie's mother, Priscilla Presley, her longtime friend, Sarah Ferguson, and musicians Billy Corgan, Axl Rose, and Alanis Morissette.