Woman from Pontotoc County, Mississippi most famous for being the mother of rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. She died of a heart attack in August 1958.
She was one of nine children born to her mother, Octavia, who had tuberculosis and was bedridden for much of her life.
She had a family history of twins and gave birth to a stillborn identical twin of Elvis thirty-five minutes before Elvis' birth.
She married Elvis' father, Vernon Presley, in June 1933. Her sister, Clettes, was married to Vernon's older brother, Vester.
Her son, Elvis Presley, grew up to become one of the most popular figures in American music, recording enduring classics like "Love Me Tender" and "Suspicious Minds."