Funeral set for Livonia boy killed in tornado

Funerals have been held for a 3-year-old boy killed in a tornado last week.

Visitation for Cooper Christopher Drake will be Thursday from 2 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the DiPonia Room of the Vistatech Center on the Schoolcraft College campus, Fred Wood Funeral Home said. The center is at 18600 Haggerty Road, near Interstate 275 and Seven Mile Road in Livonia.

A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday in DiPonia Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Livonia First Responders Foundation, 37637 Five Mile Road, Suite 911, Livonia, MI 48154.

“Please let’s celebrate this beautiful 3-year-old in style,” Cooper’s obituary on the funeral home’s website reads. “Please wear jeans and your favorite character’s shirt. Some of his favorites were Spiderman, Ninja Turtles and Trucks.”