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New Orleans Family Says Goodbye To Son In Unique Way

New Orleans Family Says Goodbye To Son In Unique Way”

Renard Matthews was killed in a shooting in New Orleans on June 26.

Renard Matthews, who passed away at 17 years old, was a Celtics fan and enjoyed playing the National Basketball Association 2K video game. And so, many find comfort in focusing their thoughts on who they were and what they stood for.

Photos of a wake are going viral after a New Orleans family staged their loved one's corpse in an upright position so it looked like he was playing a video game. Temeka Matthews also said her son was a big fan of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving. That's how his family chose to remember him at his wake Sunday.

Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV. While the thought behind it is genuine and sentimental, it might some unusual to a lot of people. Not only was he representing his favorite team, but he was also "playing" NBA2K on his Xbox One.

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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