So many people considered Pierce to be their best friend. He had so many friends, many we were unaware of because he only brought around the one's he taught we could help. He had long lasting friendships. He had a wide variety of friends. We were shocked at the turn out at his service and visitation.
Even after his suicide, I've had people contact me, letting me know they were friends and how much they miss him.
I found a note at his grave, written by a former classmate from MCA. In it, she expressed the impact he made in her life; by teaching her there wasn't a sin God would not forgive her for; that suicide was the cowards way out(if he had only taken his own advice); and that even though she claimed she wasn't a Christian anymore, he told her that God still loves her.
#proud to be his mom