Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Body of Renard Matthews is propped in front of TV for memorial

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Betsy Taylor | 11 July, 2018, 05:57

Matthews was positioned to be sitting in a chair, with a Playstation controller in his hands, with some of his favorite snacks by his side.

Relatives sent NBC affiliate WDSU a photo of Matthews' body at the wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme. Due to their son's passion for basketball and the Boston Celtics, the family had him wearing his Kyrie Irving jersey for the wake.

Matthews, who attended McDonogh 35 High School, loved the Boston Celtics and playing video games.


The family of 18-year-old Renard Matthews is getting a lot of attention for the way they are honoring his memory.

Renard Matthews died last month in a shooting with police finding him with gunshot wound to his head.

Food placed on the table next to him included a fizzy cola drink, Doritos and some chocolate cereal, which had been placed on the floor. His family put together a unique display, which quickly went viral, at the Sunday wake that commemorated the young man's life and love of the Celtics.

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