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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

Ashburn, Georgia
Our deepest sympathies and prayers goes out to the Pierce and Carithers families. “Nada” as we called her will be missed on North Leary Road. We will miss seeing her come home on Fridays’ for the weekend from school. We know that Nada is in a better place now. God bless you all.

The Bennett Family

Fullerton, CA
Our thoughts and prayers are with both the Pierce family, and the FSU family. There are no words that can take away the sorrow or the loss … only hope that Ronalda’s memory will be carried on by those who knew her well in a way that would make her smile.

Cal State Fullerton Women’s Basketball

Marilyn Rule – NSU Women’s Basketball Family
From our family to yours, our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this most difficult time. Hearing the tragic news of a loss of someone so young really puts life into perspective. We all need to count and appreciate our blessings each and every day.

Ray Powell (Ridgeway, Virginia)
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this sad time. May God Bless you all.

Stephen (Atlanta, GA)
My thoughts and prayers go out the family and friends of Ronalda Pierce. May you stay strong and look at Ronalda’s purpose on this earth as being done in God’s plan.

Corinne Johnson – Orlando, Florida
Please know that God is the Author and Finisher of our very being and He holds His children in His loving hands and He cherishs them forever and ever. Ronalda is in that place now with our Lord and Savior. There is no better place to be. May God sustain you during this season of your life.

Corinne Johnson and Family

Winston-Salem, N.C.
Our prayers go out to Ronalda’s family and friends. For we never know when or why. We do know that God will take great care of Ronalda and help you through this tough time.

God Bless you all.
Wake Forest Women’s Basketball
Mike, Fred, Natasha, Amy

Brenda Hill

To the family of Ronalda Pierce and the Seminole family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Ronalda has touched so many lifes and has left all of us with a piece of her.

Macon, GA
I would like to extend my prayers to Ronalda’s family and team. I played against her in high school over two years ago. She was a very kind person and a wonderful athlete. She will be missed dearly.

Ebony Dickens (Miami, FL)
I sincerely send my prayers to Pierce’s family and close friends. I had the pleasure of meeting one of her basketball teammates, but never had the grace of formally meeting Ronalda. I know she was an extraordinary player and FSU will truly miss her. Again, I am very sorry for the loss of this fine player.

Monique Bennett – Albany,GA

To the Carithers and Pierce Families,
Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. I will always remember seeing Nada growing up from a baby to an ambitious, and talented young lady. She is truly loved and will definitely missed by everyone, especially the families on Leary Rd.

Please know if you need us, we’re here for you.
The Bennett Family

Buddy Crenshaw – Ashburn, GA
Turner County High School was so fortunate to have had Ronalda as a student. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She was a wonderful young lady and we will miss her.

Pam Burns – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
As not just a Seminoles fan, but as a human being, I want to express my utmost condolences to the family, friends, and teamates of Ronalda Pierce at this very sad time. What a tragedy, for such a wonderful young lady to have passed away so early in her life! A tragedy for her, of course, but also a tragedy for everyone whose life she touched. My thoughts and prayers will be with those people from now on, because I know what it’s like to lose someone early in their life.

Thank you, Ronalda, for being a Florida State athlete and giving so much of your time and hard work to the university. It will always be appreciated. We will see you in heaven when we get there!

FCA Staff – Kansas City, Missouri
Our prayers are with the Pierce family, Ronalda’s fellow players and the coaching staff. There are no words to explain such a tragedy, but please know that we will continue to pray that you will experience God’s peace and love.

Monique J. Bennett Albany, Georgia

To the Pierce and Carithers Families,
I will always remember seeing Nalda grow up from a baby to a very ambitious and talented young woman. We will really miss her….her smile, her laugh, and the music she loved to play as she rode out (SMILE)! The Leary Road families love you and will deeply miss you!!!!!

The Bennett’s

Unknown (Miami,Fl)
You will be truly missed by everyone who knew you and didn’t know you. I pray that your family and friends will continue to see that you are still with us. My condolences goes out to your family.

Terri Daniels – University of Maryland WBB
As once a member of the ACC, I am truely affected by the tragic death of Ronalda. I would like to send my regards to the Pierce family and to the entire FSU community. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Candice Thompson – California
My heart goes out to the Pierce family and the Florida State family for this tragedy. Being a Florida State fan, this really hurts to know that someone will no longer be with us anymore. RIP Ronalda, you and your family will always be in my heart. You will always be missed and never will be forgotten.

Chris (Chapel Hill,NC)
As a die hard Seminole fan my thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends right now. May you live on through them and we will always cherish the memories on and off the court, especially topping those Blue Devils.

Cayla Moore – Westover High School – Albany, Ga.
Ronalda I will really miss you. The time we spent together this past Sunday was really special and means even more to me now. I know that you are on heaven’s team now.

Much love

Cynthia Jones – Tampa, FL
Although I’ve never met Ronalda Pierce, my heart was touched by the news of her sudden death. Please know that Earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal. Cherish the times spent with your loved one. To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.

Judy McFarland – Enigma, GA
I pray that God will comfort Ronalda’s family at this time. I pray for her team and coaches. Lord, be with her friends and family at this time of pain and loss.

Jason Faughtenberry (Athens, GA)
I feel truly blessed to have been able to know Ronalda personally. She and I attended High School together and even graduated on the same day. Her spirit, loving nature, and success as a person will always have a profound effect on my life. Ronalda I will never forget you.

Dave Whalen – St. Louis, MO
Please know that the family, classmates, teammates, and friends are in my prayers. The loss of life is never easy or pleasant, but the grace of God will endure.

Mario Henderson
ijust wanted to say that I’m deeply sorry for what happened and that I’m praying for the family.

Topeka Roberson – Ashburn/Augusta, Ga.
It was a pleasure to have known Ronalda. She was a not only an outstanding ballplayer but an outstanding person as well. With no question about it she will be missed. To her family, my prayers goes out to you.

The Johnson’s Sunrise, FL
I pray that God will bless the family at such a time of great loss. She was such a bright star!

Erica Walker Jacksonville, FL

To the Pierce family and friends:
Being a former resident of Ashburn, Ga. I too share the same pain that you feel at this very moment. My condolences go out to you, your family, and friends. God called her home at a early age but God knows best. I wish you the best of luck, because the next couple of days, months, and years will probably be the hardest you will ever have to face. I will continue to pray for you and your family through these troublesome times.

Love Erica Walker

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