Priscilla Presley thanks supporters following daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service

Priscilla Presley thanks supporters in touching statement after daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service: ‘It has been a very difficult time’

Priscilla Presley took to her Twitter on Monday to express gratitude for the support she’s received from fans, a day after her daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial.

The 77-year-old ex-wife of Elvis Presley delivered a touching tribute to Lisa Marie — who passed away at the age of 54 earlier this month — during a public ceremony at Graceland on Sunday in Memphis, Tennessee.

And the following day she thanked supporters, writing: ‘Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words. It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference.’ 

Grateful: Priscilla Presley took to Twitter on Monday to express gratitude for the support she's received from fans, a day after her daughter Lisa Marie Presley's memorial; Pictured 2022

Grateful: Priscilla Presley took to Twitter on Monday to express gratitude for the support she’s received from fans, a day after her daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial; Pictured 2022

It was her first tweet since she confirmed her daughter’s passing. Presley — the only child of rock legend Elvis — suffered a cardiac arrest at her Calabasas home, and died at a hospital in Los Angeles on January 12. 

Priscilla was by her side along with the family, and on being told she was brain dead, made the decision to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order. 

Lisa Marie was laid to rest next to her father, rock n’ roll icon Elvis, and her son, Benjamin, who committed suicide in July 2020 at age 27.

Difficult: 'Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words. It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference,' she wrote

Difficult: ‘Thank you all for your condolences, you have touched me with your words. It has been a very difficult time but just knowing your love is out there makes a difference,’ she wrote

Sad: It was her first tweet since she confirmed Lisa's passing. Presley suffered a cardiac arrest and died at a hospital in Los Angeles on January 12 at the age of 54; Priscilla and Lisa pictured with Austin Butler at what would be Lisa's last public appearance at the Jan 10 Golden Globes

Sad: It was her first tweet since she confirmed Lisa’s passing. Presley suffered a cardiac arrest and died at a hospital in Los Angeles on January 12 at the age of 54; Priscilla and Lisa pictured with Austin Butler at what would be Lisa’s last public appearance at the Jan 10 Golden Globes 

During Lisa’s memorial service Priscilla read a poem by one of Lisa Marie’s daughters. The 14-year-old called her mother ‘an icon, a role model and a superhero.’

The poem read: ‘She always knew she wouldn’t be here too long… some say a broken heart killed her,’ referring to her son Benjamin’s untimely death.

Speaking for herself, the grieving mother then added: ‘Our hearts are broken. Lisa we all love you.’

Lisa Marie was last seen publicly the week of her death at the Golden Globe Awards, which she attended with mom Priscilla to support Baz Luhrmann’s movie, Elvis, about her father. 

Touching tribute: The ex-wife of Elvis Presley delivered a touching tribute to Lisa during a public ceremony at Graceland on Sunday in Memphis, Tennessee

Touching tribute: The ex-wife of Elvis Presley delivered a touching tribute to Lisa during a public ceremony at Graceland on Sunday in Memphis, Tennessee

Priscilla is grandmother to Lisa’s daughters Riley Keough, 33, and 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood. 

Riley attended the memorial with her husband Ben Smith-Petersen, and was apparently so overcome with emotion that she could not speak and instead had the Australian stuntman read her eulogy for her.

In the eulogy he revealed that Lisa Marie became a grandmother shortly before she died. 

A poem for Lisa Marie: During the memorial service Priscilla read a poem by one of Lisa Marie's daughters. The 14-year-old called her mother 'an icon, a role model and a superhero'

A poem for Lisa Marie: During the memorial service Priscilla read a poem by one of Lisa Marie’s daughters. The 14-year-old called her mother ‘an icon, a role model and a superhero’

Resting place: Lisa Marie's coffin was on display to the public during the celebration of life at the family's Graceland estate, and fans were allowed to view the headstone and pay respects

Resting place: Lisa Marie’s coffin was on display to the public during the celebration of life at the family’s Graceland estate, and fans were allowed to view the headstone and pay respects

‘I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,’ Riley wrote in her eulogy, just one day after she was spotted carrying an unknown baby as she arrived in Graceland.

Riley then went on in her speech to thank her mother for everything she had done for her, her half-sisters and her late brother, Benjamin. 

‘I remember you driving me in my car seat playing Aretha Franklin,’ she shared in the eulogy. ‘I remember the feeling I’d get when you picked me up from school.’ 

Surprise: During the service it was revealed that that Lisa Marie became a grandmother shortly before she died, after her eldest daughter Riley Keough, 33, welcomed a baby with her husband; Riley, Priscilla and Lisa pictured 2007

Surprise: During the service it was revealed that that Lisa Marie became a grandmother shortly before she died, after her eldest daughter Riley Keough, 33, welcomed a baby with her husband; Riley, Priscilla and Lisa pictured 2007

‘Thank you for showing me that love is the only thing that matters in this world,’ she concluded, noting that she and her late brother, as well as her half-sisters are ‘products of your heart.’

‘We are you, you are us,’ Riley wrote. ‘Thank you for trying so hard for all of us.’

The memorial service also included performances by Alanis Morissette, Axl Rose, and Billy Corgan. 

Family: Priscilla is grandmother to Riley as well as Lisa Marie's 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood (pictured in 2021)

Family: Priscilla is grandmother to Riley as well as Lisa Marie’s 14-year-old twins Finley and Harper Lockwood (pictured in 2021)

Tragedy: The star was laid to rest next to her father, rock n' roll icon Elvis, and her son, Benjamin (R) who committed suicide in July 2020 at age 27

Tragedy: The star was laid to rest next to her father, rock n’ roll icon Elvis, and her son, Benjamin (R) who committed suicide in July 2020 at age 27

Lisa Marie’s coffin was on display to the public during the celebration of life at the family’s Graceland estate, and fans were allowed to view Lisa Marie’s headstone, where they could leave flowers or other offerings, following the ceremony. 

The LA County Coroner announced on Tuesday that it would be deferring the results of her official cause of death pending the results of a toxicology test – which could take years. 

In lieu of flowers, the Presley family is asking mourners to donate to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, helping underprivileged children in Memphis. 

Elvis' girl: Lisa Marie was the only child of rock legend Elvis; Elvis pictured with Priscilla and four-day-old Lisa Marie on February 5, 1968 in Memphis

Elvis’ girl: Lisa Marie was the only child of rock legend Elvis; Elvis pictured with Priscilla and four-day-old Lisa Marie on February 5, 1968 in Memphis

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