Celtics fan is remembered at funeral just as he lived

Celtics fan is remembered at funeral just as he lived

Since Matthews was a fan of video games and the Boston Celtics, his family used Sunday's wake as an opportunity to feature him doing what he loved. According to local New Orleans news station, WGNO, "Matthew's mother Temeka says her son was a bit of a homebody, who only recently started to venture out to walk the dog she'd recently gotten him".

The story of slain New Orleans teen Renard Matthews went viral Monday because his family opted to prop his body up in front of a TV, wearing his favorite Celtics jersey, at his wake. WDSU-TV reports his body was positioned in a chair and he had a video game controller in his lap.

Renard was be buried in his beloved Celtics jersey on Tuesday morning.

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The family released images from the wake.

Food consisting of doritos and root beer was also nearby.

The family chose to celebrate him in a unique way this past Sunday, surrounding him with his favorite snacks and "playing" NBA2K while wearing the jersey of Kyrie Irving.

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