At the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme, his family showed the world the things Matthews love the most.
Renard Matthews was killed in a shooting in New Orleans two weeks ago. WDSU-TV reports his body was positioned in a chair and he had a video game controller in his lap. Kyrie Irving jersey and socks included, too.
Temeka, the mother to Matthews, revealed during an interview with a local news station WGNO, that her late son was a football and basketball fan - his favourite athlete was Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.More news: Julia Goerges advances to Wimbledon semi-final to face Serena Williams
The realistic tribute to Matthews also came with the teenager surrounded by some of his favorite snacks, including cereal, Doritos, zebra cakes, and a root beer. We get used to seeing each other occupy certain spaces so I think there's something strangely lovely about wanting to see Renard Matthews in that chair, controller in hand, one last time.
The softly-lit area was cordoned off with ropes and seats for family and friends attending the memorial were neatly laid out behind the body.