The body of a New Orleans teen killed two weeks ago in a shooting was dressed in his favorite basketball jersey and propped up in front of a TV with a video game controller in his hands for his unique memorial service.
The family of Renard Matthews, 18, wanted to make sure the teen was surrounded by the things he loved when they said their final goodbyes to him so they re-created something he enjoyed doing: playing video games and watching the Boston Celtics on TV.
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The teen's mom, Temeka, told WGNO that her son was a bit of a homebody and had only recently started venturing outside before he was killed in a shooting on June 25.
Temeka said her son, a graduate of McDonogh 35 High School, loved the Boston Celtics...