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A Tribute To Ronalda Pierce


In Memory of Ronalda Pierce
February 23, 1985 – June 8, 2004


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A Tribute To Ronalda Pierce
Ronalda Pierce

Thomas County Girls 11 & under Ballers from Thomasville, GA
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pierce and Florida State families. We will miss our superstar. We will cherish the signatures and the pictures that we took with Pierce for life. May God comfort you all in the time of your loss.

Carolyn Wolfe – Battle Thomasville, GA
My thoughts and prayers are with the Pierce and Florida State families. We will miss such a bright and talented superstar.

I am terribly sorry for your loss. Ronalda was such a great person and student. I had Ronalda in two of my English classes this year. Just recently we were going to work on a paper together. I am so sad that we could not have gotten to know each other more. I will miss her and her presence. I will keep Ronalda and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jordan Graham (Alma, Georgia)
Although I never got a chance to play against Ronalda I was able to watch her play one time. I remember it was the first round of state playoffs (2003 in Brantley County) and all I heard that week was how Ronalda Pierce form Turner County was so great. I thought to myself “I am just going to have to see this for myself”. When I first saw Ronalda I thought “Man, that girl is TALL!,” but when I saw her play I said, “MAN, THAT GIRL IS AWESOME!” I am sure that she will always be remembered as one of the greats. I will be remembering the Pierce family and the FSU Athletic Program during this tragic time.

Jason Leturmy (Greensboro, NC)
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, teammates and coaches. May you cherish the memories of Ronalda now and in the future. She will truly be missed.

Michael Mathis (Atlanta, GA formerly Ashburn)
My thoughts and prayers are with her friends & family, the entire county of Turner and the people that knew and loved her at Florida State University. She was an extraordinary athlete and had a great attitude about life. When something like this happens in our small town of Asbburn, it affects everyone. Thank the Lord for allowing all of us to be blessed enough to witness her talent and wonderful attitude during her short life. Remember that God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts and his ways higher than our ways. He knows what He is doing. Keep the faith, Turner County.

Lee – Tallahassee, Florida
I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Jameelah Trimble (Miami, FL)
I am sending my condolences and deepest sorrows to the family and friends in their time of need.

Stan Chamberlain – Memphis, TN.
I’am very sorry for the loss of such a young person. I’m an FSU fan, and it’s sad to see such a young and talented person leave us so soon.

Keila Evans (Winston-Salem, NC)
Lady Seminoles and the Pierce family, you are in our prayers. We pray that you get strength from God and that you will know that she is in a better place now, watching down on her family and friends. May God bless you and be a service to your family.

Mary Frances Office – Ashburn Ga.
I can’t begin to say all that I feel, I grew up with both parents, finished school with her father, and played basketball ball with her mother and am best friends with her aunt and I remember when she was born. I watched her grow into a wonderful, respectful young lady. I watched her when she went to the state in 2000 with my daugther, she was prehaps the youngest on the team performing just like she was the oldest. God only knows why he took her so soon, but I am so glad that I knew her. My prayers are with my classmate and his wife and family. I love ya!!!

Shanice Dawson – Tifton, Ga.
I wish that I knew the right words to say, but I cannot even begin to write what I really want to say. I did know Ronalda and I loved playing against her and she was an inspiration to me and I will miss her dearly. I hope that you all feel better and know that she is in a better place now and that she is no longer in pain. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love Shanice #32 TCHS c/o ’03

Wake Forest University Women’s Basketball
We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone that has been affected by this loss. May God bless you all and comfort you during these hard times.

Meredith bell – #33 WFU-WBB

Colorado Springs, Co
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pierce Family. This an awful tragedy. I am from Ashburn, Ga and I know how proud everyone was of Ronalda. She was a special young lady and will be missed a lot. God Bless

Pernell, Patricia, and Ellisia Kimble

Mary Kay Barron – Cleveland, Ohio
I am a 1973 graguate of FSU and follow all the sports information via the internet from Ohio. I was deeply saddened to read about your daughter and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Mac Green – Sugar Grove, NC
Dear Father God, I lift up Ronalda Pierce up to You tonight to rest in your loving arms forever more. Please give her parents and her family peace in this time of tragedy.

Essie L. Mathis (Decatur, GA)
I knew she was a very kind and humble person. I loved her very much, and loved to see her play basketball. She will be miss very much.

Lexi Roegiers-Jensen – St. Petersburg, Fl
My thoughts and prayers are with Ronalda’s family. It was a pleasure and a honor to know her, and to work with her on the basketball team. She always knew how to make you smile. She will be missed greatly!!! #55

Barbara Hillmon – Douglasville, Ga.
I’m truly sorry for your loss. Keep The Faith!

Robert Moramarco – Ocala, Florida
Though I have only met Ronalda twice during basketball trips to Tallahassee, I found her to be a very classy and well-respected young woman. Earth has lost a precious, gentle, and loving person all too soon. As someone who follows basketball very closely, I come across players on all three levels. It was a breath of fresh air to have someone that was dedicated to the game she loved without any attitude. She was definitely the definition of class and good character. I know the coaches, players, and staff is going through a tough time right now for the second consecutive year. Keep your heads up. I am sure Ronalda would want it that way. To the Pierce and Seminole family, I give you heartfelt condolences and my prayers are with you. God Bless.

Kevin Clarke – Plantation, FL
Just wanted to let you know that this fellow ‘Nole is very sorry to hear the horrible news of your family’s, and the entire FSU family’s tragedy. I hope that you are finding a way through this. Good luck and God bless.

Russell Pfost (Cooper City, Florida)
I am shocked and very sorry to hear of Ronalda’s sudden and unexpected passing. I will keep Ronalda and the Pierce family in my prayers.

Ann Jackson – Tallahassee, FL
My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Ronalda’s family, coaches and the FSU Basketball Team. May God Bless you all.

Mary Conrad & Connie Garrett (Tallahassee, FL)
As loyal FSU women’s basketball fans, we were saddened by the loss of Ronalda. Our condolences to the Pierce family and her Seminole basketball family. We will miss #55 and know that no one can fill her shoes. She brought talent, joy, and inspiration to every game we saw her play. She helped fire up the Lady Noles. If angels play basketball, she will be blocking shots and running the floor for the “angel” team.

Nancy Towns – Jacksonville, FL
Words cannot adequately express my sincerest sympathy for the Pierce family and for Ronalda’s teammates and friends who are grieving for her loss. My prayers will be with each of them during this great time of need.

Michele Adair (Warrenton VA)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and her FSU family during this time of sorrow.

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