In a certainly unique but loving way, Matthews' family had his body prepared not in an open casket, but on a swivel chair, posed as if he were playing a video game. 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. Due to their son's passion for basketball and the Boston Celtics, the family had him wearing his Kyrie Irving jersey for the wake. He also loved to play video games and the Boston Celtics.
Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV.
Matthews, a native of New Orleans, will be buried Tuesday at Interment Providence Memorial Park.
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Renard Matthews died last month in a shooting with police finding him with gunshot wound to his head. His favorite snacks were positioned on a nearby table and the floor.
During his remembrance on Sunday, the family had Matthews preserved and placed in stance that reflected his low-key lifestyle.