Priscilla Presley’s final resting place approved near Elvis ‘Love of my life’ at his beloved Graceland

After initially being denied the chance to ever be interred next to Elvis Presley in his beloved Graceland, the wish of his only wife, Priscilla Presley, was approved. However, according to a new report, Priscilla will be buried next to her only husband, daughter Lisa Marie Presley and son Benjamin Keough.

Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley married in February 1967.
Priscilla Presley and Elvis Presley married in February 1967 | Bettmann/Getty Images

New court documents reveal Priscilla Presley’s final resting place will be at Graceland: report

Court documents obtained by USA Today report that Priscilla Presley’s wish to be buried near Elvis Presley, his daughter Lisa Marie and his grandson Benjamin Keough has been approved. Therefore, Priscilla will one day be buried on the grounds of Graceland in the house’s meditation garden.

The documents reveal the burial place of Prisiclla and how the estate will be divided among the surviving children of Lisa Marie. Riley Keough, the eldest daughter of Lisa Marie, was appointed trustee of the Presley estate by her mother in a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s living trust.

This amendment would have removed former Priscilla and Lisa Marie business manager Barry Siegel as trustees. Therefore, Riley Keough and her brother Benjamin were nominated. The latter died in 2020.

“While I don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon, it is my family’s wish and my wish that I rest with my daughter and the love of my life when the time comes,” Priscilla said in a statement to People Magazine. . “We appreciate the love from all the fans.”

Priscilla Presley has questioned the validity of an amendment removing her as co-trustee of Lisa Marie’s trust

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley pictured in 2013.
Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley photographed in 2013 | Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music Festival

Lisa Marie Presley died suddenly in January 2023 of cardiac arrest two days after competing at the Golden Globes Awards alongside her mother, Priscilla. She was there to support the movie Elvisdirected by Baz Luhrmann and starring Austin Butler.

Weeks after Lisa Marie’s death, Prisiclla filed papers questioning the validity of a 2016 amendment removing her as co-trustee of Lisa Marie’s trust. But Lisa Marie reportedly wanted her daughter, Riley Keough, and son Benjamin to share the role. After Benjamin’s death in 2020, Riley became sole administrator.

Priscilla questioned the authenticity of the amendment. She alleged that she failed to inform him of the change. Priscilla’s name was reportedly misspelled in the document. Priscilla also claimed Lisa Marie’s signature looked suspicious and claimed there was no witness or notarization on file.

Riley and Priscilla reached a private settlement regarding the trust in May 2023. According to the documents, Priscilla would serve as special counsel to the trust. She will be compensated monthly by her granddaughter.

Priscilla told People Magazine: “As a family, we’re thrilled to have worked through this together. My family and I hope everyone will give us the privacy we need to properly mourn Lisa Marie and spend some personal time together. We love and appreciate you all, and the Presley family is stronger than ever.

Graceland’s meditation garden is now a Presley family cemetery

Behind Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland, located in Memphis, TN, is the Meditation Garden. The singer set up the area as a place for quiet reflection. However, after Elvis’ death in August 1977, the site took on a different meaning.

Presley was first buried next to his mother, Gladys, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. However, after an attempt to steal the King of Rock and Roll’s body, the remains of Elvis and Gladys were moved to Graceland and buried in the Meditation Garden.

Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley, died in 1979 and was buried alongside his son. Additionally, a memorial to their stillborn son, Elvis’ twin brother, Jessie, also stands in the garden.

Her mother, Minnie Mae Presley, was buried at Graceland in 1980. Now Lisa Marie’s son, Benjamin, was buried next to his grandfather in 2020 and Lisa Marie in 2023.

Elements of this story were first reported by People Magazine.

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