Family chooses unique way to say goodbye to son

Family chooses unique way to say goodbye to son

Family chooses unique way to say goodbye to son

This NOLA family suffered a tragic lost when their son, Renard Matthews was killed two weeks ago.

The 18-year-old Matthews will be buried Tuesday. A big fan of the Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving, he was dressed in an Irving jersey with the Celtics on a TV screen.

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With this in mind, when Matthews was being prepared for the wake, his family made a decision to have him presented in a way that spoke to who he was and what he loved.

Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV. His family put together a unique display, which quickly went viral, at the Sunday wake that commemorated the young man's life and love of the Celtics.

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He wore an Irving jersey and sunglasses, with a PlayStation Controller in his hand, facing the television playing the Celtics with Doritos and soda next to him.

Police didn't reveal any suspects or motive at the time.

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The thought behind the funeral of Renard Matthews is nice, although it might not be the kind of funeral services you might be used to.

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