Family chooses unique way to say goodbye to son

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Matthews, 18, was tragically killed in a shooting in June.

Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV. For his wake, they chose to have him in a recliner wearing a Kyrie Irving jersey and matching socks, playing National Basketball Association 2K, with junk food on the side. He wore a Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics jersey, sunglasses and a pair of Irving's socks.

The family of Renard Matthews wanted to remember him as he lived, honoring his memory in an unusual way at his wake.

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Matthews, a native of New Orleans, will be buried Tuesday at Interment Providence Memorial Park.

Matthews was positioned to be sitting in a chair, with a Playstation controller in his hands, with some of his favorite snacks by his side. "Temeka Matthews also said that her son was a big fan of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving".

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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