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Old 07-30-18, 05:31 PM
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Family Poses Slain Teen's Body with PlayStation and Doritos at His Funeral.

The family of a New Orleans teen tragically killed in a shooting last month wanted their loved one's funeral to honor him just the way he lived—so they had his body embalmed and posed it in a recliner with a PS4 controller in hand, WGNO reports.

Eighteen-year-old Renard Matthews was fatally shot while walking his dog on June 25. His mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO that her son was "a bit of a homebody" who loved the Boston Celtics, so she and the family decided on a non-traditional way of remembering him at last Sunday's wake.


Instead of a standard casket, the family positioned Matthews at the head of the room at Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home, seated in a chair in front of a TV playing NBA2K. The Celtics fan was dressed in sunglasses and a Kyrie Irving jersey with matching socks.

Next to his chair, on an end table, the family lined up some of their son's favorite snacks—a bag of Doritos and root beer.

According to Yahoo, the Treme funeral home has hosted a variety of unusual funerals, like these so-called "extreme embalmings." Back in 2014, the funeral home reportedly put together a wake for a 53-year-old woman whose family asked for her to be posed at a table with a cigarette and beer.

The funeral home has also "stood a deceased drummer from a grassroots band at a drum set" for a wake, an employee told Yahoo.

Matthews's wake is a surprising but loving tribute to the high school student whose life was cut short by the shooting. He is set to be laid to rest Tuesday at Interment Providence Memorial Park.

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There's no way I could walk into that room and view the body. Just looking at the picture gives me the creeps.
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Old 07-30-18, 05:34 PM
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That's a special kind of family, bless their hearts.
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I look at things like that and think about how it was done. I'll bet that the corpse has a wire armature holding his arms and fingers in place. That means he would be poseable, like Gumby.
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It weirds me out, but honestly open casket anything weirds me out. The whole thing feels a bit too 'Weekend At Bernies' to me, but I can respect the idea of remembering someone as they really were and not in some fancy getup that the person would have never worn in life.
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Re: Family Poses Slain Teen's Body with PlayStation and Doritos at His Funeral.

I think this is pretty cool actually.
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I think this is pretty cool actually.
Agreed! Better than the boring norm. Most people end up buried in a suit which is something most never wore in their life.

Good for that family. Though porn on the TV would have been even cooler.
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Did he date any hot weather women?
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Did he date any hot weather women?
Plenty of time for that later..
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I have absolutely no problem with this, in fact what a great way to (literally) remember the way that kid lived. But, paradoxically I have a great problem with those who (attempt, and mostly fail) to earn their living by playing video games as their "job", and of the prospect of video games as a 'sport' in the Summer Olympics.
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Awesome. But please, at my funeral, nobody prop me up with my weiner in my hand watching porn.
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I want to be propped up like a standee so people can take one last picture with me.
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I look at things like that and think about how it was done. I'll bet that the corpse has a wire armature holding his arms and fingers in place. That means he would be poseable, like Gumby.
Think of the photo opportunities!
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Must not have been a serious gamer if his favorite drink was root beer.
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Ugh. This just made me cry. No one should be gunned down walking their dog, but especially no young man just starting his life.
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Re: Family Poses Slain Teen's Body with PlayStation and Doritos at His Funeral.

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
Awesome. But please, at my funeral, nobody prop me up with my weiner in my hand watching porn.
I hear ya, a bit too honest a representation of your day to day activities.
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Unconventional and sort of weird but I guess it’s what they wanted. Don’t really see a problem with it.
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Ugh. This just made me cry. No one should be gunned down walking their dog, but especially no young man just starting his life.
Sometimes the world can be cruel, well not the world, the people in it.

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That picture cracks me up which means I'd probably walk in there and yell "go for the dunk!".
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Re: Family Poses Slain Teen's Body with PlayStation and Doritos at His Funeral.

Originally Posted by DRG View Post
It weirds me out, but honestly open casket anything weirds me out. The whole thing feels a bit too 'Weekend At Bernies' to me, but I can respect the idea of remembering someone as they really were and not in some fancy getup that the person would have never worn in life.
Yep. My first thought was “that’s kind of morbid” then I realized ALL funeral viewings are morbid and having your loved one as you remember them is probably better than laying them down in a box wearing some stuffy-ass suit.

That being said, just cremate my ass...
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just cremate my ass...
Ok, and how would you like the rest of you posed?
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Ok, and how would you like the rest of you posed?
Just bury it. Then on my tombstone write “Here lies a hot piece of ass”
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I hear ya, a bit too honest a representation of your day to day activities.
I can go into further detail if you’d like.
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This really reminds me of the episode of My Name Is Earl with John Waters.
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Think of the photo opportunities!
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