In Memory of Ronalda Pierce
Linda C. Pierce (mother) – Ashburn,GA
Ronalda was a gift from God to me as well as you all. She was with us for 19 years but left a legitimate and distinct mark in the earth by the many accomplishments she made in her short life.
Shunda and Andre (siblings) – Ashburn, GA
Wow!!! So many people have just made my heart burst with tears. It makes me and my little brother think that our sister was really blessed by a lot of people who cared for her. She has made our lives a little bit easier than it was before.
Roshunda Pierce (Sister) – Ashburn, GA
Hello! This is Shunda Baby speaking to everyone who sent in a responde to my sister’s death. I really just wanted to say that I am so happy to see that my sister touched so many lives while she was here. She has made a lot of people make their dreams come true in what ever they do.
So I just really want to end this off with a lot of thank yous and love to the ones who have cared for her, watched her play, and have also been there when she needed them. One more thing! Thank you coach Sue and staff for making her dreams come true. Thank you a lot.
Love you all for everything,
Styvenson Coriolan (Boynton Beach, FL)
I’m sorry to see someone special leave. I wish the best for her friends. Be strong.
Lenora & Steven Edge – Omaha, NE (a long-time friend)
Steven and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of our friend and neighbor, Nada.
Jon Burford (Mooresville, North Carolina)
I am really sorry that Ronalda was taken away from you the parents and you the University. It is hard to loose someone that you love really dearly. I send my love and prayers to the University and to the parents.
Trina (Panama City, Fl)
My heartfelt prayers go to the Pierce Family and to Ronalda’s friends and teammates. Although I did not know her personally, the loss of a member of the Florida State family is painful. The loss of such a young promising life is even more painful. It’s hard for us to understand, but we still must pray for God’s grace and mercy and give all glory to Him. He called her home for a greater purpose.
Courtney Baker – Florida
Ronalda Pierce was one of the best basketball players that played for FSU. I went to most of the home games and I wished that I could play as good as her. She was only a freshman, so I knew she would have grown into a better ball player and a good teammate. I pray that God has her watching over all of the basketball players today and I know when I go to the home games, she will be there, playing basketball in my heart.
Debbie McCollum – Orlando, Fl
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends! No one should leave this planet so young. May we hold your ideals and memories in our hearts!
ANGELA B.WRIGHT – TAMPA, FL
AS A MOTHER, A SEMINOLE, AN ATHELETE, AND CHRISTIAN I OFFER MY PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY FOR YOUR FAMILY.
Minister Travis S. Grace/United New Jerusalem Church (Dothan,Alabama)
Every time God calls someone home, we must remember that every thing happens for a reason. Through it all God is still in control. I’m a very big FSU fan and I came across this article on Florida State’s web site. Be encouraged and know she has gone to a better place.
Dale – Tallahassee, Florida
She was a very good basketball player. Nothing can take that away. It is very very sad. People should recognize that Ronalda was not just a great basketball player, but a very nice and considerate human being as well. She will be dearly missed, not by just ‘Nole fans, but her friends and family.
SSG Wilford Coleman Jr. – Ft. Campbell, Ky.
At this time of our loss may we all remember Ronalda and as we continue on in this life doing whatever it is that we do giving our all even more, now that we know that life can be short. We must make our impression on life now because Ronalda has made a everlasting impression.
Yolanda John (Hillsboro, OR, but always Ashburn, GA)
Linda and family, my prayers are with you. Nalda never knew, but I was her west coast advocate. Keep strong, God will see you through.
Joe Reilly, 89 Alumni, Chicago, IL
God Bless you and your family.
Tarpon Springs, Florida
GOD BLESS AND TAKE YOU INTO HIS KINGDOM.
Ulysses & Rhonda Campbell (Orlando, FL)
Our prayers and thoughts have been with the family since we heard the news of Ronalda’s death while in Texas. Family and friends, may the memories you are blessed to have of Ronalda bring a smile to your face. Hopefully, her death teaches us to live each day as if it is our last day on earth. May God truly bless each one of you with an abundant life in him.
Janice Souder – Atlanta, Ga
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Pierce Family from Atlanta. My daughter is a high school junior and basketball player and she was very saddened to hear of Ronalda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Quiana Holsey – Gainesville, Florida
May God be with Ronalda Pierce’s family. My prayers are with you!
My thoughts and prayers go out to Miss Pierce’s friends, family, and teammates. Please know that the Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball team is praying for you.
May God be with the Pierce family and Ronalda herself. I’m sure she is in a better place. I would like to offer thought for the Pierce Family, “There will always be better days.” GOD BLESS!!!
Darren Jackson – Austin, Texas
My thoughts and prayers are with Ronalda Pierce and her family. It’s tough to lose someone that you truly love as a family and at the Univ. of Texas we dealt with the loss of Cole Pittman. Hope that God will always be with you.
Keiya Mitchell – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
I send my prayers for the team and the Pierce family. Tto the family, keep smiling and keep God first. To the team, keep your head up.
Clarence Outland Jr – Atlanta (Stockbridge), GA
I can’t say I know what you’re feeling, felt, and are going through, BUT I do know time heals all wounds and the ‘GOOD MASTER’ makes no mistakes. I pray you find comfort in knowing this. I PRAY GOD BLESSES YOU ALL!!!!
Shantell Waiters (Miami, Fl)
I would like to send my prayers out to the Pierce family as well as the Florida State Basketball team and I am deeply sorry for the pain that you all are dealing with. I know that the Lord has put Ronalda in a better place. May the Lord be with you and bless you and give you the strength to deal with the pain you are feeling.
Monique Bassett – New Orleans, LA
I just felt that it would be right for me to send my condolences to the Pierce family and to the members of the FSU womens basketball team. From one ball player to another I send my deepest apologies to one and all. Keep your heads up and remember the good times, that’s how Ronalda would have wanted you to remember her I’m sure. To her teammates this should be a reminder to cherish all the opportunites you are given and go at everything 100%.
May God be with her while she’s in Heaven. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
Lindsay (Tampa, Florida)
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength to get through this tragedy. Wishing you and yours the best at such a hard time.
Josh Marbett – Bellevue, Washington
I am truley sorry to hear about this tragic death. I know how it is to lose someone, and I know your pain. She was a remarkable basketball player and she did leave a mark on this world, and you just can not forget that. I wish you and your family the best.
Martel – Raleigh, N.C.
I would just like to send my thoughts and prayers out to her famliy and sorry they had to loss a loved one,
Randy McFadden – Denton, Maryland
I don’t know relly what to say, only to stay close to God in times like these. Just keep your strentgh in the lord and we can all get through this. Hold on to God’s unchanging hand.