New Orleans Family Says Goodbye To Son In Unique Way

New Orleans Family Says Goodbye To Son In Unique Way

New Orleans Family Says Goodbye To Son In Unique Way

Since Matthews was a fan of video games and the Boston Celtics, his family used Sunday's wake as an opportunity to feature him doing what he loved.

Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV.

The family of Renard Matthews wanted to remember him as he lived, honoring his memory in an unusual way at his wake.

While his family tries to deal with the awful tragedy, they have chosen to say goodbye in a unique, but loving way. He also donned socks brandishing the likeness of Kyrie Irving, the Celtics player that wears the number 11 shirt, the same that Matthews wore. On a side table next to him were his favorite snacks: Doritos, a box of Chocolate Chip Crunch, and a bottle of soda.

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 have not yet arrested a suspect.

Renard was be buried in his beloved Celtics jersey on Tuesday morning.

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