Shooting victim Renard Matthews was shot and killed two weeks ago in New Orleans.  The 18 year old’s family opted for an unusual wake.

Matthews was propped up in a Kyrie Irving jersey with his favorite snacks all around him and the NBA 2K video game playing on a TV.


Renard Matthews was killed in New Orleans 2 weeks ago. He was a young 18 years old, and while the tragedy of losing him so young weighs heavy on his family, they chose to have his body prepared for Sunday afternoon’s wake in a way that they want to remember him.

At the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme, Matthews was sitting in a chair, video game controller in hand, surrounded by his favorite snacks, and his beloved Boston Celtics on the television screen.

That’s a unique way for the family to remember their loved one.  To each their own I guess.  

Saying goodbye to loved ones can be difficult.  Seeing them as they were in life could make it a little easier.

(h/t Total Pro Sports)