Shooting victim honored at wake with games, snacks, jersey and body propped in chair


NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A family of a teenager killed in a shooting in the Florida area of New Orleans last month honored him at his wake with some of his favorite activities. Renard Matthews, 17, was killed on June 26 near the intersection of Independence and Tonti streets. Matthews attended McDonogh 35 High School. He also loved to play video games and the Boston Celtics. During his wake at Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme, Matthews’ family chose to remember him with what he loved most.


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