Family Honors Deceased 18-Year-Old Son At Wake In Bizarre Fashion

Screenshot: WGNO ABC News

An 18-year-old New Orleans man was honored by his family in unusual fashion after he was killed two weeks ago.

For Renar Matthews' wake, the family dressed their deceased son in a Boston Celtics jersey, placed a video game controller in his hand, and surrounded him with snacks, such as zebra cakes, Doritos, and root beer.

Matthews was placed upright in a recliner chair at Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme on Sunday, per the family's request. The Celtics were on the TV screen playing in front of him.

According to WGNO ABC News, Matthews' mother, Temeka, said her son was a "homebody" who almost never left the house, until recently when he began to walk his new dog. Matthews was also a huge fan of the NBA's Boston Celtics, especially guard Kyrie Irving.

Matthews will be buried on Tuesday.

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