Keiyana died July 26, 2023, at the age of 41.

She was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and came to Princeton from Georgetown Day School. She majored in politics and was a member of Tiger Inn. After graduating, she earned her law degree from Fordham University. After practicing at prestigious law firms, Keiyana established the Pilson Law Group. She was a brilliant and dedicated attorney who focused on the representation of entrepreneurs.

When she married David Pilson in 2018, she found a partner who embraced life with the same contagious enthusiasm. Together, they built a home and family that she placed above all else. Her greatest joy was her daughter, Naomi.

She will be missed and remembered by both Dave and Naomi as well as her mother, Bridget Fordham; grandmother Carol Fordham; aunt Glondese Fordham; father Dwayne Eddings; sister Kyra Cherry and her family; brothers David and Daniel Eddings; and countless other relatives and friends. In the face of cancer, Keiyana displayed her signature grit, optimism, and determination to persevere and find joy. Keiyana’s grace, kindness, magnetism, and spirit will live on forever.

Undergraduate Class of 2004