TikToker Ophelia Nichols opened up about her family’s “hardest moment” in a new TikTok video marking one month since the fatal shooting of her 18-year-old son, Randon Lee.

TikToker Ophelia Nichols’ Son Killed in Shooting

Ophelia Nichols is getting candid about her grief one month after the death of her 18-year-old son.

In video posted on July 24, the TikToker shared that she had recently visited a beach in honor of Randon Lee, who was fatally shot last month. Alongside footage of what she described as her “day of healing,” Ophelia said, “I cannot lie, the past three days have probably been the worst for me.”

She continued, “I find at least the joy in something every day so that I can laugh or smile, but the only thing that I have been patiently waiting to do is go and be by the water ever since my family has been through the hardest moment of our life.”

Having raised her children near the water, Ophelia explained that she decided to have a beach day with her family as a way to “feel the closest to my baby child.”

“I sat in silenced for a little while, just so that I can talk to my baby child,” she added. “We had a good day today despite the rain.”

Ophelia went on to give a sweet shout-out to her husband Derick for “making this day with me,” calling him an “amazing person.”

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Randon died on June 24, one day before his 19th birthday, after he was shot at an Alabama gas station. In a press conference streamed by local outlet FOX 10, the Prichard Police Department said that Randon was selling cannabis at the time of the shooting—something Ophelia shared had caused her “shock on top of the grief.”

Since the fatal incident, Ophelia has been open about her mourning process on social media. After another TikToker shared a tearful video asking “why life has to be so hard,” the content creator replied in a clip of her own, “I don’t know why things have to seem worse for us than anybody else sometimes, but the truth is: We don’t really know what other people go through.”

“All we really know at that moment is what we feel and how we hurt, how we grieve,” she said in the July 27 video. “I truly believe that the Lord in the universe don’t give us anything that we can’t handle.”

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