Renard Matthews Remembered by Family in Unique Way at Wake

  • Renard Matthews Remembered by Family in Unique Way at Wake

Renard Matthews Remembered by Family in Unique Way at Wake

At only 18 years old, this loss weighs heavily on his loved ones.

Relatives sent NBC affiliate WDSU a photo of Matthews' body at the wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme.

A New Orleans shooting victim's family has posed their loved one's body for his wake playing video games and wearing his favorite sports gear. 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". He wore a Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics jersey, sunglasses and a pair of Irving's socks.

He was dressed in his Celtics jersey, playing National Basketball Association 2K on an XBOX with his favorite snacks and chair.

Family members said they wanted people to remember him the way he always was. On a side table next to him were his favorite snacks: Doritos, a box of Chocolate Chip Crunch, and a bottle of soda.