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New Orleans family honors loved one with unusual funeral

11 July, 2018, 05:58 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • New Orleans family has son’s body displayed in front of TV at wake

He was dressed in his Celtics jersey, playing National Basketball Association 2K on an XBOX with his favorite snacks and chair. "Temeka Matthews also said that her son was a big fan of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving".

Sitting on a table at his side is a bag of Doritos, a bottle of Barq's root beer, and a television remote. His wake was on Sunday afternoon and Matthews' family chose to prepare his body in a way that will allow them to remember him the way he lived his life. He was also wearing Celtics socks.

Matthew's mother Temeka says her son was a bit of a homebody, who only recently started to venture out to walk the dog she'd recently gotten him.

The family of 18-year-old Renard Matthews is getting a lot of attention for the way they are honoring his memory.

The teen was shot in the head in the Florida neighborhood of New Orleans on June 26, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Police do not have a motive for the crime, and so far no one has been arrested.

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