Lisa Marie Presley’s sarcophagus has been unveiled at Graceland ahead of her memorial service on Sunday.
The daughter of rock and roll king Elvis Presley will be buried in the backyard of the clan’s compound, next to her son Benjamin, who committed suicide in July 2020 at the age of 27. a heart attack in 1977.
According to the Daily Mail, pictures of Lisa and Benjamin have been placed together in front of their monuments.
Benjamin’s sarcophagus had to be moved to make room for his mother.
A plaque to be placed on Presley’s grave is currently covered with a tarp for protection.
A stage and hundreds of chairs have been set up in the backyard of the Presley family’s Memphis estate, where large crowds are expected to gather for the late singer’s public service, the Daily Mail reported. A private service will reportedly be held beforehand.
Floral arrangements have been assembled and lined throughout the property.
The mother of four passed away on January 12 after cardiac arrest at just 54 years old.
According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, Presley’s official cause of death remains undetermined after an initial autopsy.
Presley, who lost her father at the age of nine, has said in the past that she hated Graceland’s backyard and the family crypt where Elvis’ parents are buried.
“Graceland’s backyard is actually a graveyard. How many people have a family grave in their backyard? How many people are reminded every @#%$ day of their fate, their mortality? All the graves are lined up and there’s a place waiting for me there, right next to my grandmother,” she told Playboy in 2003.
When asked if she planned to be buried there, she said, “I’m sure I’ll end up there.” Or I shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room. That way I get more tourists to Graceland.”