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A Tribute To Ronalda Pierce


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


June 9, 2004 – Page One Responses


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A Tribute To Ronalda Pierce
Ronalda Pierce

Santanu Datta (Durham, NC)

To The Pierce Family:

My deepest condolences for your tragic loss. As a parent I can only imagine the grief you must be feeling at the loss of your child. However, I hope you eventually find comfort in the fact that she is with God in heaven.

The Datta Family

Danny Glidewell – DeFuniak Springs, FL
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends at such a tragic loss. Our prayers are with you

Debra Bogan – Deerfield Beach, Fla.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I was devastated to hear of this promising young lady’s passing. I didn’t know her personally, but did have the opportunity to watch her play a couple of times this year. It’s so sad to see a young person leave us so soon, but I hope that the family will find the strength to get through this tough time.

David Dickey (Tallahassee)
Although I did not know Ronalda personally, I am saddened at the loss of a very young and talented person who obviously impacted a lot of lives. To Ronalda’s family, and to all of my friends in the athletic department, especially Angie, Sue and the rest of the lady Noles, you are the focus of my prayers. Once again, our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Andrew (Beaufort, SC)
Terribly sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Edith Yancey – Tallahassee, FL
My prayers are with both families (natural and basketball) of Ronalda Pierce. I thank God for allowing you to have her for the short time that you did. Her death is hard to accept at this time, but God wants some of the best for HIMSELF. I pray that God will give you the strength to endure and comfort in knowing that her life was not in vain. She is with the one who loved her the most.

Love you, Edith Yancey

Tishay Lewis
Sorry to hear about the loss of one of your loved ones, but remeber that Ronalda is a child of God and is in a better place now. God will take good care of her. Be strong and hold on, God is good.

All my love – Tishay Lewis

Dravious A. Knowles of Okinawa Japan
The Lord was giving enough to allow us to enjoy the presence of this young woman. She has now gone home but will stay in our hearts, minds and prayers.

Trev – Fairfax, Virginia
There are no words that can be said to ease one’s pain in a tragedy like this. Just know that alot feel for your loss and have you in our prayers.

Dublin, Ga
I didn’t know Ms. Pierce, but I have known about her since she was in high school playing basketball at Turner County High School. I just want to express my deepest sympathy to the Pierce family and the FSU family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. God Bless

Springfield, Illinois
My prayers to Ronalda, God Bless.

Lynn and Diane Gillis – Mt. Juliet, TN
You’ll be missed, Ronalda. God bless you and your family.

Dorian “Shante'” Williams (Jacksonville, Fl)
Ronalda was a sweet and caring person. She was more than a teammate to me she was a sister-like friend. No words can express the way that I feel during this tragic time.

To the Pierce family, I love you all and remember that as long as Ice and I play that Ronalda is playing with us. We came here together to get some things accomplished and now that Ronalda is not here physically, she will be our sixth man.

Love Always,
Shante’ #22

David (Baltimore, MD)
My condolences to the family and may the Lord comfort you as only He knows how. Sorry for your loss.

Candace Crawford (Albany,Ga) – FAMU

To the Pierce family,
May God continue to be with you during this difficult time. I knew Ronalda through AAU basketball with Steve Belks. You all raised her well and I know that she’s in a better place looking over you guys, and protecting us all.

May God Bless,
Candace Crawford FAMU

Dennis R. Hart – Gaithersburg,MD
I was watching the Lakers on TV last night and heard the news. The Pierce family are in my thoughts and prayers. Ronalda will be missed greatly. All Seminoles everywhere, will remember #55

Jason (Thomasville, GA)
I would like to say from a Seminole family member that I am sorry on the passing of this wonderful young lady. We wonder and question why things like this come upon us but we must believe that all things happen for a reason. We will miss this preciuos young lady and God bless her family members, team members and the coaching staff on this tragic loss.

Samantha – Raleigh NC
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Ronalda. You all will be in mind and my families thoughts and prayers.

Ronald Strong II – Tallahassee, Fl
I would like to let you know that even in your loss, heaven has gained an angel. My prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. I would like to leave you with a verse, Psalm 23. I just know that she’s happy playing on God’s court. God be with you until we meet again. God bless you and keep you.

Charleston Southern University Women’s Basketball
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pierce family and the Florida State University Women’s Basketball family.

Chris Hill – Tampa, Florida
God Bless…The Seminole Family will never forget you…Rest in Peace…

Jane Doe
Do not stand on my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in the circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

– Anonymous

Jeff – Baltimore, MD
Even though I live in Baltimore and I have been a huge FSU fan all my life. I just send my prayers out to the family of Ronalda, and to the FSU family. Stay Strong!

Tracy Schmidt (St. Louis, MO)
I would like to pray for Ms. Pierce, her family, and the FSU family in this time of need. May God bless all of you and lift you up to the clouds of heaven.

Newberry, SC – Newberry College
So sorry to hear of your loss. I can only express my sincerest sympathies to her family and to the Seminole family as we are struggling to get through a similar situation within our athletic department. God Bless

PH (Tallahassee, FL)
May God be with you in this terrible time of loss and fill your heart and soul with love and warm memories of your lost loved one.

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