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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
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Amy Champion – New Orleans, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sue and the Pierce family. The Lord will give you peace.

Amy Champion and Staff – The University of New Orleans Lady Privateers Basketball

Roxanne Clarke (Cape Town, South Africa)
I would like to convey my deepest condolences to Ronalda’a family. I hope that you can find peace in knowing that your daughter has accomplished a great deal in her life and will be missed by her other family here at Florida State. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Roxanne Clarke
FSU Women’s Tennis Team

Yvonne Sherron – Tallahassee FL
There are no words to express this loss. And we will be missing Ronalda’s sweet smile for years to come. No one can replace her as a person or player. She out shines us all. The joy of knowing she accomplished so much in so short a time is the pride we will hold in our hearts from this day forward.

The Hoop Troop will miss you 55.

Erica McCoy (Blakely, Georgia)
My deepest condolences goes out to the Pierce and FSU families. As we may all know, Ronalda was a great person on and off the court. I am honored to have had the opportunity to know Ronalda as well as play on the same court as her. I am sad to see her go, but I know that she is in a better place doing what she did best “play basketball”.

Much Love – Erica McCoy #44

Elizabeth Edge Gray (Omaha, NE formerly Ashburn)
My children remember jumping up and down on the trampoline with Nalda. I remember her on the riding lawnmower at the age of eight-years-old. Our hearts are heavy with sadness and grief at the loss of our neighbor and family friend. Ronalda is one of the brightest stars in God’s court now, and her light will always shine. This is our family prayer: Dear God, Thank you for allowing Nalda to grace our lives and touch so many lives during her stay. Amen.

There are so many things in life we can not understand and when Jesus calls one of our children home so early in life I can only imagine he is saying, “well done.” To Nalda’s mother Linda, father Roy, and two siblings and the Ashburn family we send our prayers and deepest sympathy.

Wayne & Linda Ferrell (Gaithersburg, MD)
Our prayers are with the Pierce family, Ronalda’s friends, and her FSU family during this difficult time. May God bless and strengthen everyone, including the ACC family, as they begin to celebrate Ronalda’s life and accept her new role in heaven.

Deborah Dean – Warner Robins, GA
I never saw your daughter play, but I admired her from afar, as I have a daughter that signed to play with the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. They were the same age, and like Ronalda, my daughter is tall (6’2″). During her high school years, I read so much about Ronalda and truly appreciated her talents. My daughter and I both are very saddened over your loss. She will be missed.

Nicole (Pittsburgh, PA)
I watched alot of ACC basketball this past season, but I really didn’t see you all on TV. I love the game of basketball but nothing is more precious than life so at this time, I just wanted to send my condolences to all that knew Ronalda. To her family, friends, teammates, and classmates I pray that you all be strong for one another but don’t be scared to grieve, it’s part of the healing process. God will see you all through this, just lean on him. Once again my prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Amanda Finch
My thoughts and prayers are with the Pierce family as well as the entire FSU Women’s team.

Krishana Atkins – Orlando, FL
My name is Krishana Atkins and I am from Orlando, Florida. I am an upcoming Senior at Hampton University in Virginia. I was looking on FSU’s website when I saw the tragic news of Ronalda Pierce. Although I did not know her, my prayers and sympathy goes out to her family and friends. I am very sure she was a sweet and determined person. It is so sad that she had to leave when she was just starting her path to adulthood. Sometimes we never know what can happen until it happens in a blink of an eye. I thank God everyday for blessing with me with the breath of life as I am sure Ronalda did. Again, I pray blessings upon her loved ones and hope they know that she is resting peacefully. May God only reign blessings upon her family and friends as she will be missed.

Krishana Atkins – Hampton University – Hampton, VA.

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
I also play college basketball, in fact I play the same position Ronalda played. I am truely touched and saddened by this tragedy. I wish her family and all of her teammates my deepest sympathies.

Love from Canada

Keyondio Lee – Mt.Pleasant, FL
I am sorry for your loss and I pray that God gives your family strength and I encourage you to look to God for all of your help. Know that this will take time to heal, don’t rush yourselves and do not try to hold your emotions in, but instead remember Ronalda to the fullist. My prayers are with you.

Ali – Tallahassee, FL
My deepest sympathy goes out to Ronalda’s entire family. I greatly empathize with their tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family in their time of need.

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