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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
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Tony Hobbs – Ashburn GA.
First of all I want to again say to Linda, Roy, and the rest of Ronalda’s family how much I feel for you in this time of sorrow. At the same time I want to thank you for giving Ronalda to the world. This young lady has had such a tremendous effect on Kim and myself. Kim and I truely loved her like a daughter and we were so very proud of her. I was so pleased when I was given the job of head girls basketball coach for her senior year at Turner Co. I knew that it is not often that one gets a chance to coach such a talent. The thing that I quickly learned from Ronalda was that she was a talent in more ways than one. Ronalda taught me so much about myself and for that I will be forever greatful.

Everyone says that Ronalda was quiet, and she was in high school, but the FSU family had turned a shy, small-town girl into a beautiful young lady whose personality was just beginning to blossom. To Coach Sue and the rest of the FSU women’s basketball family I want to say thank you for helping our Ronalda realize her dreams.

God bless the Pierce Family.

Coach Tony Hobbs

Head Basketball Coach

Turner Co. High School

The Burke Family – Tallahassee
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 37:26

Coach Sue, staff, and team,
Our hearts our heavy with sadness because of the loss of Ronalda. We pray that God will wrap his arms of love around you and give you His strength. And we pray for the peace that passes all understanding to surround Ronalda’s family. You have been a true blessing to our family and we are proud of you, we love you, and are lifting you up in prayer.

Kelly, Nancy, Sarah, and Ryan

Jerri Jordan – Atlanta,Ga.
Roy & Linda:
I know that your deep faith in a higher power will make each day a little less painful. Leary Road will never be the same without “Nalda”. Trust in the God that your Mother so deeply depended on to help you make it day-by-day. Our prayers are with you.

Jerri, Angel, Adolphus

Gequetta Hicks – Suitland, Maryland
Although I did not know Ronalda personally, she was my niece Alicia Gladden’s roommate. I enjoyed watching her play on TV and in person when they came to Maryland. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and the Seminole team as a whole. May God continue to comfort and keep you all and remember Psalms 121 for the comfort that you may need.

Jenn Toepfer – Tracy, California
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Pierce family as well as to Coach Semrau and the FSU family. Just by what I have read I can tell that Ronalda was a fine young lady. Take comfort in the fact that she is safe in the arms of Jesus, and for those who also know HIM it is not a goodbye, it’s an I will see you later. May God bless you all.

Glenn Nelson – Huntsville, Alabama
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this young lady. May God bless you and keep you in your time of sorrow.

Kevin McAlmont (Union City, Ga)
You will be deeply missed. We miss you!

Bill Quayle – West Palm Beach, Fl
God blessed her in the few years she experienced during her life. During those years, she was awarded exceptional athletic talents – one only hopes her time was full and rewarding. God bless the family and condolences to all members of both the Pierce family and the extended family at Florida State University.

Stacey Corbitt – Valdosta, GA
Ronalda was sent to this earth to liven the lives of those around her. Florida State University was lucky to have such a wonderful person grace their team with a skill that she loved with all of her heart. Many thoughts and prayers to all of Ronalda’s family and friends. She was an excellent athlete and a role model for many great athletes also.

Jessica Dickson (Tampa, FL)
My prayers and thoughts are with the Pierce family as well as the Seminole family. I am truly sorry that a tragedy like this happened and I will continue to keep the family in my prayers.

Jessica Dickson – #25 University of South Florida Women’s Basketball

Chatsworth, CA.
My heart goes out the Rolanda and her Family. Being a former Seminole, it is like losing a part of the family. I hope she is in a better place and she is a peace. God please Bless her and her family.

J L Millard – Class of 91

LCpl Nathan O’Neal – USMC
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Ronalda. She was always smiling and in a good mood everytime I saw her! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. Once again I’m sorry to hear about the passing of a great basketball star, but more importanly a very great friend.

Nathan O’Neal

Kerr – South Bend, IND
God Bless the family and friends with strength from Ronalda’s memory.

Emma Colquitt, Joan Sayers and Trinity Ojo
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pierce family and the FSU Women’s basketball program. May God grant you his comfort and keep the beautiful memories of Ronalda in your hearts always.

Muriel Vann – Tallahassee, FL
My prayers and condolences go out to the Pierce family. May God continually smile upon you.

North Florida Christian Lady Eagle Basketball (Tallahassee, Fl)
Our hearts go out to the family and teammates of Ronalda Pierce. We will be praying for all of you who were fortunate to know her. Please remember Joshua 1:9. God does not give us anything that we cannot handle. God bless.

Demetrio B. Bob (Tallahassee, Florida)
We will miss you, Ronalda. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Pierce family.

Stephanie Kodatt (San Antonio, TX)
My thoughts and prayers are with Ronalda Pierce. May GOD Bless her and May GOD Bless her family.

Stephanie Kodatt

The Westberrys’ – Crawfordville, Fl
To Ronalda’s Family and her teammates:
I was shock to hear about the passing of this young and talented lady. It’s realy sad to hear things such as this. I pray God will guide you through the days and years to come and help heal you. She’ll remain in your thoughts the rest of your days. God Bless you!!

Shine on Ronalda you’re a star!

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