In Memory of Ronalda Pierce
June 11, 2004 – Responses
I send my prayers to the players, coaches and especially the family of this precious player Ronalda Pierce. To the family always keep God first because He does things for a purpose and He will keep and guide you. So stay strong.
Sarah – Athens, GA
My prayers are with the Pierce family and Ronalda’s Seminole family during this difficult time.
Briana Phillips – Gainesville, FL (University of Florida)
Ronalda was a very sweet person. She was a blessing to everyone who ever knew or met her. This tragedy has affected not only the family and friends of Ronalda, but also athletes and teenagers nation wide. My prayers and condolences are with you all.
Shelly Lynn Kodatt – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
My thoughts and prayers are with the Pierce family.
Anderson Family – Tallahassee, Florida
God bless the Pierce family.
Karin Cestaro – San Diego, CA
Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Pierce Family. We were privilaged to be able to witness her talent and spirit. God Bless you and keep you comforted in your time of grief.
Rosalyn Davis – Quincy, Florida
To the family of Ronalda Pierce you have my deepest sympathy. Psalms 121 says I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence come my help. My help cometh from the Lord which mad heaven and earth. Just keep leaning and depending on Jesus and he will see you through you times of sorrow.
KP (Tallahassee, FL)
“I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way” Exodus 23:20
It is amazing to see how many lives were touched by Ronalda, including my own. She will not be forgotten.
Jackie Kerze – Kissimmee & Tallahassee, FL
To the Pierce family, your daugther was a wonderful and caring person. Throughout this past year I was able to see her break out of her shell on and off the basketball court. My prayers and sympathy are with you and the FSU Women’s Basketball team. She will forever be in my heart.
Mike McCall (Tallahassee, FL)
To all of those involved in the women’s basketball program at FSU, and especially to the family of Ronalda, my thoughts, prayers, and sympathies are with you during this trying time. Take care and may God bless you all.
Gary Bradley – Greensboro N.C.
Heaven has gained a new Angel that wants us not to be sad, but to celebrate with her in her real home and remember that we have that same assurance with his promise.
Phillips – Palmetto Florida
You are in our prayers. Ronalda was such a sweet young lady and will be greatly missed.
Flaim Family (Toronto – Canada)
We want to offer our deepest expressions of condolences. Now Ronalda’s family has an angel up above to protect them while her Seminole family will remember all her good qualities. May God see your pain and comfort you all during this time.
Lucia and Thomas Flaim
Kim Gaines (Tallahassee, Fl)
This message is mainly for the parents and friends. Ronalda is in a better place. Even though this is a hard time for her loved ones, you all must know that during this time family is the most important thing. God never gives you anything that you can’t handle. Believe it or not, there is a reason for everything. Stay strong. God will walk you through this time foot for foot. Pray. Have Faith. You all are in my prayers.
Josh – Tallahasee, Florida
Though words will not comfort your family in this time of loss. I simply want to express my sympathy for your family. May God be with all of you. Our prayers are with you.
Lucia Larentis (Toronto – Canada)
“Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” (1 Thimothy 4:12)
Ronalda has been such an example. Let each one who knew Ronalda follow in her footsteps. I pray that God will give her family the faith to accept her loss and to the Seminole friends the courage to carry on. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I just wanted to let her family and friends know that I am truely sorry for their loss and I will be praying for you. Ronalda was a special person and she will be missed by many. Take comfort in the fact that see is in a better place and she is resting with the lord. May God continue to bless and keep you during your time of sorrow. (Proverbs 3:1)
Rob Hackley (Clermont, FL)
Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Hopefully our prayers will help to make your loss a little less painful.
Janet Lenz – Tallahassee, FL
To the family and friends of Ronalda; it was with great sadness that I learned of your loved one’s passing; as a long time fan of the Women’s Basketball program, I had enjoyed watching Ronalda play and add her spark to the team. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to all those who knew and loved Ronalda.
May GOD be with you all during this hour of bereavement. Weeping endureth for a day, but joy cometh in the morning. You all will definitely be in my prayers.
Rev. Terrell Carter (Moultrie, Ga.)
As Pastor of The St. John Full Gospel Baptist Church of Poulan, Georgia, as well as the New Bethel Baptist Church of Sylvester, Georgia. I, along with my members would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the Pierce family in your loss of Ronalda. Just continue to look to the hills from whence cometh your help. All of your help comes from the Lord. Be strong and of good courage because GOD will make a way. May GOD’S richest blessings be yours.
Erin Ferrell – Gaithersburg Maryland – Wake Forest Womens Basketball
My thoughts and prayers are with the Pierce Family and Florida State University, God Bless you all
Assistant Coach – Independence Community College Independence, KS
Having coached in Florida and knowing of the FSU coaching staff I know the closeness that they develop within their program. When something like this happens it not only brings the involved team and staff together, but I believe it effects other teams and coaches as well. It makes us all stop and evaluate the importance of wins and losses in comparison to life. As a coach we are often thought of to be teachers, but in the reality of it we learn everyday from the athletes that have passed through our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dion (New York)
My heart goes out to her family and friends. I was just beginning to really watch the FSU players. When I saw her talent I really thought she would go far. I am saddened that a girl so young has lost her life before it had even started. I’ve struggled with my game as a center and I saw her play in a game against the Gators. She did this spin around that I automatically wanted to learn so after the game I went to the park and I tried that spin move over and over untill I got it. She was a great player and I enjoyed watching her while I had the chance. R.I.P
Shanda Burwell – Ashburn Ga.
I am sincerely sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and may God forever give you strength as time goes by and you all remember the fun days that you all shared with Ronalda when she was here. She may be gone physically but she lives on in our hearts.
Neely Family – Laurens, South Carolina
All things work together for the good of those who love the LORD according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Denisia Andrews – Tallahassee, Fl.
I would like to give the Pierce Family and Florida State University, my sincerest condolences. The Andrews family is praying that you may strengthened through God’s holy grace, during your time of bereavement.