New Orleans Family Says Goodbye To Son In Unique Way

A New Orleans man was honored at his wake with some of his favorite things

A New Orleans man was honored at his wake with some of his favorite things

But in the aftermath of pure tragedy, Renard's family memorialized his life at his wake by displaying him in position doing what he loved most: Playing NBA2K and cheering for his Celtics. He wore a Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics jersey, sunglasses and a pair of Irving's socks.

On June 26, 18-year-old Boston Celtics fan Renard Matthews was shot and killed in New Orleans. According to local New Orleans news station, WGNO, "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". His favorite snacks, cereal, Barq's Root Beer and Doritos were placed on a side table next to him.

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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.

The softly-lit area was cordoned off with ropes and seats for family and friends attending the memorial were neatly laid out behind the body.

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