TULSA, Okla. — April 19, 2020 marks 25 years since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
For one family, Sunday is more than an anniversary, it’s a time to remember the loss of a beloved sister and aunt.
Jill Randolph left for work on April 19, 1995 not knowing how the day would forever shape Oklahoma’s history.
"Her bed covers were turned back, and there was a depression in the pillow,” Jill’s sister Lori Neace said. “She just got up like all of us do, her toothbrush was still wet, you know, and we just don't know what a day holds."
Jill worked at the Federal Credit Union in the federal building.
Neace said her sister was in a meeting when the bomb went off at 9:02 a.m. killing 168 people and still remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.
"She was literally writing on a legal pad, they were preparing for an audit and the floor gave way between them,” Neace said.
Jill was the 101st person recovered from the basement area.
Years later, Neace said she wishes she could tell her sister she loves her, and that she's so sorry she wasn't here to be with her family.
Nearly 800 people attended Jill's funeral.
“I believe we don’t realize the impact of our life, we don’t realize the influence we are of just our regular every day, until really something like this happens, and that person is gone and the reality of what their presence meant is really strong,” Neace said.
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