In memoriam. Throughout Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service, son-in-law Ben Smith-Petersen shared a tribute from his spouse, Riley Keough.
“A letter to my Mama,” the 31-year-old stuntman — who married the 33-year-old Zola actress in 2015 — mentioned throughout the Sunday, January 22, service, studying Keough’s word aloud. “Thanks for being my mom on this life. I’m eternally grateful to have spent 33 years with you. I’m sure I selected the very best mom for me on this world and I knew that way back to I can keep in mind you.”
He continued: “I keep in mind all the pieces. I keep in mind you giving me baths as a child, I keep in mind you driving me in my automobile seat listening to Aretha Franklin. I keep in mind the best way you’d cuddle me once I’d come into your mattress at night time and the best way you smelled. … I keep in mind you singing me and my brother [Benjamin Keough] lullabies at night time and the way you’d lay with us till you fell asleep. I keep in mind the way it felt to be cherished by probably the most loving mom I’ve ever recognized.”
Presley — who died on January 12 on the age of 54 — shared Riley and Benjamin, who died by suicide in 2020, with ex-husband Danny Keough. The late “Storm & Grace” songstress was additionally the mom of twins Harper and Finley, each 14, whom she coparented with former partner Michael Lockwood.
The Presley household — lead by matriarch Priscilla Presley, who shared her solely little one with late ex-husband Elvis Presley — attended a funeral service for Lisa Marie at Graceland on Sunday. Throughout the memorial, Smith-Petersen tearfully learn his bride’s message.
“I keep in mind how secure it felt to be in our arms. I do not forget that feeling as a toddler and I keep in mind it two weeks in the past in your sofa,” the Australia native mentioned. “Thanks for exhibiting me that love is the one factor that issues on this life. I hope I can love my daughter the best way you liked me, the best way you liked my brother and my sisters.”
The Daisy Jones & the Six actress, who met Smith-Petersen on the set of Mad Max: Fury Street, beforehand broke her silence on her mom’s demise on Friday, January 20. Riley posted a throwback picture of the twosome, captioned with a crimson coronary heart emoji.
“Thanks for giving me energy, my coronary heart, my empathy, my braveness, my humorousness, my manners, my mood, my wildness, my tenacity,” Smith-Petersen concluded his spouse’s speech on Sunday. “I’m a product of your coronary heart, my sisters are a product of your coronary heart, my brother is a product of your coronary heart. We’re you, you might be us, my everlasting love. I hope you lastly know the way cherished you have been right here. Thanks for making an attempt so exhausting for us. If I didn’t inform you on daily basis, thanks.”