Family chooses unique way to say goodbye to son

11 July, 2018, 06:00 | Author: Virgil Todd
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He is dressed in a Celtics jersey, holding a video game controller and sitting next to his favorite snacks.

Ball is life ... and the family of Renard Matthews used his love of the Celtics so others would remember him as they do.

Relatives sent NBC affiliate WDSU a photo of Matthews' body at the wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme. He wore a Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics jersey, sunglasses and a pair of Irving's socks.

According to New Orleans station, WNGO, Matthew's mother said that her son was "a bit of a homebody" and had only recently begun to get out of the house more in order to walk the family's new dog.

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This NOLA family suffered a tragic lost when their son, Renard Matthews was killed two weeks ago.

The softly-lit area was cordoned off with ropes and seats for family and friends attending the memorial were neatly laid out behind the body.

Matthews will be buried on Tuesday.

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.

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