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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

Wanya Brown – Albany, Ga.
You are too good of a friend to be forgotten. Words can’t express the way that I am feeling. I don’t like to question GOD, but this time I did have to ask him WHY? Through my 18 years of life, singing, and basketball, I have learned that “Anything worth having is worth working hard for”.

I played AAU ball with Ronalda and out of all the times we spent together, fun times we had, I never did tell her how much I looked up to her. I never got a chance to say I Love You. To anyone reading this take it from me it’s never t0o late to let someone know that you love them. So while you still have the time PLEASE let them know!!! And know that “Everything happens for a reason and for every reason there’s a cause.” Through me, your name and dreams will never be forgotten.

Love you more than you will ever know,
Wanya Shaenette Brown A.K.A “Six”

Bob & Jackie Brann – Jacksonville, FL
There are no words to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Ronalda. To lose a child is something no parent ever wants to have happen. Our son Chris was the manager of the Women’s team for three yeas and knew Ronalda. His heart was saddened when he heard the news.

Your family will be in our prayers. We pray that God will put his loving arms around you and give you peace.

Jackie and I are still close to the program and we will never understand why these such things happen. We also have her teammates and coaches in our prayers.

Bob & Jackie Brann

Princess Bailey (Miami,FL)
I would like to send my prayers out to Ronalda’s family, coaches, friends and teammates. I know it’s a really hard time for them all, so I’m just sending my prayers hoping they’ll touch the hearts of them all. Even though she’s gone, she’ll never be forgotten by the many who loved her and the many fans she developed through her short period of time; working hard and not giving up. Best wishes to her parents once again, her teammates (sIsTeRs) and the whole Semionle family. We know you are in heaven smiling down on us.

1LuV Nalda

JP (Maringa, Brazil)
I’m shocked and sad. Ronalda was a great person and a great player. I had the opportunitty to be in two classes with her and to know a little bit more of her great personality. Basketball was her life and she knew how to do it.


Gary L Dziubek – Palmetto Florida
My heartfelt condolences to Ronalda’s family.

Sincerely, Gary

Natalie Smith – Naples, Florida
I didn’t really know her, all I knew was that she played for Florida State’s women’s basketball team and she was very good at it and in all things she did or put her mind to. God Bless! My prayers go out to family and friends of hers. God is with you and her. She’s safe now and she knows she was loved very much and will be missed bunches. God bless everyone. Remember don’t judge a book by it’s cover, treat people the way you would want to be treated and just live life to the fullest! Once again my prayers go out to all.

Natalie S. – Age 14

Ashlynn – Crawforville, Florida
Hi. I didn’t really know her, but I am a great suporter of FSU and I really send out my prayers to her family and to her friends and anyone else who knew her. I iwll pray for her everyday. I’m truly sorry, but just remmeber everything happens for a reason and she is in a better place now! One day you will see her again in HEAVEN!

Thomas Bridgeman – Orlando, Fla
To the entire Pierce Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.

Alumni ’02

Nancy Adams (Tallahassee, Florida)
Dear Pierce Family,
May the lord, bless you and keep you throught this trying time. My prayers are with you all.

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