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Elizabeth Livingston Keenan

January 18, 1966 ~ April 17, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old
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Elizabeth Livingston Zakiya Keenan, 57, passed away on April 17, 2023 at her home in Raleigh, NC. Kiah was born in Durham, NC January 18, 1966 the third of four Keenan siblings.

As a young child, she lived in Durham NC, Bethesda MD, and Baltimore MD, and settled in Houston, TX at age 8 for the rest of her formative years. With the rest of her family she spent many summers in Hendersonville, NC and Kanuga Conference Center. She moved to Raleigh NC in her early twenties where she worked as a childcare professional and studied at Meredith College, earning a degree in Child Development in 1994. She lived in Raleigh for the rest of her life where she cultivated a circle of deep friendships.

She was a member of Yavneh Jewish Community, which nurtured and loved her for many years. Throughout her life, Kiah felt a keen sense of compassion for people who lived with vulnerabilities and was able to see the beauty and strengths in them. In part, this empathy came from her own experience with health challenges. 

Kiah loved cats, growing tomatoes, crafts, her Jewish faith, and her family, especially her six nieces and nephews. She wrote poetry. She had a silly sense of humor and a mischievous laugh.

Kiah was preceded in death by her father, Bruce S. Keenan.

She is survived by her mother Mary H. Keenan; her siblings and their spouses Mary Keenan and Edmund Fitton-Brown, Bruce Keenan and Ann Keenan, Katie Keenan and Nick Mehl; her nieces and nephews Matthew Keenan, Asher Waker, Stephanie Keenan, Megan Mehl, Maggie Waker, and Allison Mehl. 

 

Kiah will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all who loved her.

 

To honor Kiah, you may make donations to Jewish Family Services of Greater Raleigh, which provided her with life-saving help. Follow the link and select Jewish Family Services. 

https://www.shalomraleigh.org/donate

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