BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - He made people smile. He made them laugh. That's what friends and family members of Tyler Cooke will remember Sunday at a celebration of life service.
The 16-year-old died this week in a violent car crash on Highway 90 in Biloxi. Since the wreck, friends have visited the spot where Tyler's car came to rest. They created a small memorial to their colleague, putting a cross in the sand just north of the highway, and surrounding it with flowers and candles. His name and a heart are inscribed in that sandy median.
Tyler Cooke attended Biloxi High School.
Sunday's celebration of life service begins at 1:00. It culminates with a balloon release outside Riemann Family Funeral Home on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi. Funeral services are Monday.