Joel Weinshanker, the managing partner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, appeared on Sirius XM’s Elvis Radio the day before Lisa Marie Presley’s 55th birthday to discuss and remember her life uniquely, expressing her continual wishes for Graceland’s future.
Weinshanker stated that Presley did everything she could during her life to honor her father by caring for Graceland and handing down his legacy. She ensured every detail was attended to keep Elvis and preserve his memory.
It was no secret that Elvis had named his daughter as his main beneficiary when he died, believing that she would be the one to carry on his legacy. He’d done a fantastic job handing such a big responsibility to a little girl at the time.
Lisa Marie ensured that she stayed true to the King’s spirit and appropriately represented him by traveling to exhibitions, shows, concerts, and more, providing that her children knew precisely who their grandfather was.
Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s only daughter, is remembered lovingly as a woman of strong will and loyalty to her father’s legacy. Those who knew her recalled her as firm in her beliefs, with a steadfast determination about who she wanted to carry on his memory and work. She was noted for not being easily influenced or seduced by money; she was just concerned with doing what was best for her father.
Lisa Marie was so secure in herself that everyone trusted her to make the best judgments for the Presley name. Lisa focused on doing whatever it took to keep Elvis’ work alive, even when others had opposing ideas or objectives.
It’s no wonder that Lisa has become a symbol of strength and loyalty in today’s music industry. People recall how, among other family members, she stood out for her zealous defense of Elvis’ legacy. Her resistance to being swayed by money or personal gain demonstrates how much she loved him till his death.
“We all got along so well because we were all trying to do what was best for Elvis, regardless of what anyone else or a family member was doing… and she is the only Presley about whom you can genuinely say that,” one source said.
Lisa’s legacy is one of tenacity and determination, an excellent reminder that sometimes simply loving someone sincerely can be enough to drive us ahead – regardless of our differences or disagreements – and ensure their memory lives on forever.
Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband David Keough’s two children, Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough, were the ones she wanted to carry on her legacy when she died.
Riley experienced profound loss and grief upon Ben’s death. She was confident that they would approach it with the same zeal and dedication as she had.
Riley has always wanted to be a leader and has been acting and directing since she was a child. Riley has always imagined herself in charge of something spectacular, according to one man who has known her since she was a child.
Despite the recent tragedy, Riley persevered by accepting new duties and broadening her horizons. She was able to make her dream a reality through her hard work.
On the occasion of Lisa Marie Presley’s birthday, Joel Weinshanker, who was in charge of Graceland, issued a statement encouraging followers to remember her with hope for the future. He painfully acknowledged Lisa Marie’s death while reminding everyone that Graceland will remain and grow as one of the most significant venues in music history.
After Priscilla Presley filed papers in court questioning the “authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie’s will, which said that her trust should go to her three daughters, Weinshanker took a moment to think about how, despite the tragedy, the legacy of Elvis, Lisa Marie, and Graceland will live on and even grow into something more significant over time.
With this in mind, he urged people worldwide to celebrate this remarkable woman’s birthday while looking forward to an even brighter future at Graceland.
The 2016 addition that placed the trust in the care of Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter, Riley Lockwood (33), and her twin sisters, Harper and Finley Lockwood (14), was found illegal in a court petition.
Lisa Marie had drafted a living will in 1993 and revised it in 2010, naming Priscilla Presley and her former business manager, Barry Siegel, as co-trustees of the trust.
After the singer died, Priscilla discovered a change in 2016 that took her and Siegel out of their roles as co-trustees. Riley was now in charge of the jobs that Priscilla and Siegel used to do, along with her brother Ben (who tragically killed himself in 2020) and her twin sisters.
Even though someone tried to get in touch with Riley’s representative to find out more, no one knows what response or statement Riley has made about this issue.
The 55th birthday of Lisa Marie Presley just passed on the 1st of February, and her mother, Priscilla, is taking a stance to safeguard their family by suing the court to overturn a 2016 change to the trust established for Lisa Marie’s children.
Priscilla says there are several problems with it, such as the fact that the document wasn’t given to her as required by the trust’s terms, and Lisa Marie’s signature doesn’t look like her usual signature. There was neither a witness nor a notary present when it was written. Priscilla wishes to keep the original 2010 amendment, believing it to be legally obligatory.
Priscilla wants to keep her grandkids together and secure their future, as she stated in a public letter in honor of Lisa Marie’s special day.
“With a heavy heart, I must deliver the heartbreaking news that Lisa Marie, my darling daughter, has passed away. Our hearts have been devastated, and I am still learning to live without her.”
“Since I first held my baby in my arms, I have treasured every minute with her. I did everything in my power to protect, love, and lead her throughout her life from that point on.”
“I will be eternally grateful for everyone’s prayers and support at this terrible time for our family. We are thankful for your warmth and care for us during this difficult time.”
Lisa Marie’s death has been a massive shock to all of us who were fortunate enough to know her over the years. She was a wonderful soul who spread love and happiness wherever she went with her beautiful smile. Her incredible spirit will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives she touched.
“This event has taught me how delicate life is and how we should enjoy each day as if it were our last on Earth because things may change suddenly in the blink of an eye. As a result, we must express additional love and affection to those around us while they are still with us so that we do not regret not doing so after they are gone forever.”