IPod iMessage troubles

I am having troubles with iMessage on my iPod 5.  I have iOS 8.2.  It won't let me text just one person.  I can text anyone else but this person.  I send a message, and it just shows the red exclamation point and says "Not Delivered".  I tap "Try again", and it does the same thing.  Again, this is only with one person.  (the same person)  I have turned my WiFi off and then on again, and it still does it.  I deleted the contact and then tried to text the person again, and this time it said that the person wasn't registered with iMessage.  I have always been able to text the person before.  I also tried turning iMessage off and then on again, but it still didn't work.  I seemed to have more troubles with my iPod after the last update.   
Does anybody have any answers?  Please and thank you!!

I now wonder if my iMessage problem is with my Contacts instead, (or possibly my friend's device) because I tried Face Timing my friend, and that didn't work either.  I did delete and remake the contact as I said the first time.  But every time I try to start a new text to my friend again,  it still is saying that she isn't registered with iMessage. 

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