Over the years we’ve seen people celebrate the life of their deceased loved ones by having their ashes scattered over fields, oceans and mountains — or even posed on a motorcycle. There’s no end to the creative concepts a funeral director will accommodate.
But one family went viral over the past few days when photos surfaced of the way they honored a fallen young man… one who apparently loved video games.
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.
— CBS Austin (@cbsaustin) July 9, 2018