She shared the message of the Bible with everyone who graced her presence.

Wanda Lee Howell always carried a Bible in her purse. “She told me God comes first,” Melvin Howell said of his wife. “I was a little jealous about that because she told me I came second, but I said that it was all right.” Just three weeks before the April 19 bombing, Wanda Lee Howell, 34, began teaching children in the America’s Kids day-care center in the Alfred P. Murrah Building. He said she talked with friends about how much she loved the day-care center because there were so many pretty children. She loved to read to them, Melvin Howell said. Howell had two daughters Tashanna, 14, and Latasha, 10. “I know she is looking down on us now,” Melvin Howell said. “She was a wonderful wife. She is a part of me.”

Field of Empty Chairs

Wanda Lee Howell
Wanda Lee Howell
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
2nd Floor
America's Kids Child Development Center

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