When a follower asked Ophelia Nichols, or Mama Tot, about her “baby child,” she was happy to open up and talk about him.
Nichols’ son, Randon Lee, died last year just one day before his 19th birthday. Approaching the one-year anniversary of his death, Nichols opened up to her TikTok followers about her late son.
Mama Tot Talked Openly About Her “Baby Child” Randon Lee In TikTok Video
After thanking her follower for asking about her son, she said she is “happy to tell you who my baby child was.”
She then showed some photos of Lee while talking about them.
“This was the picture we took of him at his birthday dinner. Actually, this was the last time I seen him,” she said. She then panned over to a family photo, then another solo photo of Lee, one of her three boys together, and one of her and Lee.
She continued talking about each of the photos.
“Oh, I was so angry at him that day, well not angry, but irritated, because I just knew he was gonna be late for the family photos, and Lord knows he was,” she continued. She then showed her favorite photo of Lee when he was just 5-years-old.
After showing some treasured photos, she explained what happened to him.
“On June 24th, next month will be a year. The day before his 19th birthday, he went to a gas station to meet somebody. And I had just gotten to my girls trip down there in Gulf Shores, which is our beach here in Alabama,” she said. “I’d been there a few hours, really, and we got the call that my son had been shot. And that my son didn’t make it.”
She then explained that he was at the gas station to meet somebody, and it was that somebody that went into the backseat of Lee’s car and “11 seconds later, he pulled the trigger.”
“I don’t know why. I don’t know what was said in that vehicle. I don’t know if I’ll ever know,” she continued. “The alleged shooter is in our county jail right now awaiting trial. So, we still have to go through all that.”
Nichols said that’s not something she’s looking forward to, because it’s not just her family that’s hurting. It’s the other family, too.
“But my baby child was funny. He was a hard worker. He was the most grown up 18-year-old I’ve ever met in my life,” she said. “He lived on his own, paid his own bills, didn’t want to ask me for anything, just wanted to do it all by himself. He went through a lot of things after losing his dad, but last year was the best year he had, and it got took from him.”
She concluded her video by again thanking her follower for asking about her son, and saying she doesn’t mind talking about it.
Mama Tot’s Followers Left Loving Words And Support In The Comment Section Of The Video
Many of Nichols’ followers have been following her for a long time and remember when she lost her son.
“Mama 🥺 I wept with you during that video last year and I weep with you now. I’m so sorry. He is so beautiful and the world will remember your baby 💜,” one follower wrote.
Another added, “Wow didn’t realize it had been that long!!! Sending you lots of love & hugs,” to which Mama Tot replied, “Feels like yesterday but so much has happened this year. 🥺”
One follower commented on Lee’s beautiful eyes in the photo from when he was 5, and Nichols responded revealing that he was an organ donor.
“It’s my fav picture in the world and because of organ donation, someone else has those eyes today ❤️& they are seeing the world through them,” Nichols wrote.
Another follower asked if she has the desire to meet the person who received his eyes, to which Nichols replied, “I do 💜I wrote them a later. I have a video in my drafts but not ready to show it yet. I want to share tho.”