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.
— WGNO (@WGNOtv) July 8, 2018
(h/t Total Pro Sports)