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

A New Orleans man was honored at his wake with some of his favorite things

On June 26, 18-year-old Boston Celtics fan Renard Matthews was shot and killed in New Orleans. It's an unconventional way of honoring someone's death, yet the Matthews family believes it'll help his friends remember him in the best way possible.

Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV.

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

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The family also placed a video game controller in his hands, laid out a few of his favorite snacks and had a Celtics game playing on the TV in front of where the body was displayed. While the thought behind it is genuine and sentimental, it might some unusual to a lot of people. Kyrie Irving jersey and socks included, too.

One image showed the dead man lounging in an office chair in the middle of the funeral parlor, wearing his favorite sports attire and surrounded by some of his favorite snacks.

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