Family selects special method to bid farewell to boy

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( CNN/WGNO)( CNN/WGNO). New Orleans, Louisiana (WGNO)– Renard Matthews was eliminated in New Orleans 2 weeks ago. He was a young 18 years old, and while the disaster of losing him so young weighs heavy on his household, they decided 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 Service Home in Treme, Matthews was being in a chair, video game controller in hand, surrounded by his preferred treats, and his beloved Boston Celtics on the tv screen.

Matthew’s mother Temeka says her son was a little bit of a homebody, who only recently started to venture out to stroll the pet she had actually recently gotten him. Temeka Matthews also said that her son was a huge fan of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.

Family and friends gathered for Sunday’s wake. Renard Matthews will be buried Tuesday.

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