Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, is taking a break from the campaign trail Friday morning to attend a funeral for his grandmother in Jacksonville.
Elizabeth Gillum, the second wife of J.T. Gillum, the candidate’s late paternal grandfather, died Sunday in hospice care at the Mayo Clinic following a battle with cancer. Patrick Gillum, one of her grandsons, said the family was with her in the hospital Sunday.
“I’ll miss you to heaven and back!” Andrew Gillum wrote on Facebook. “I love you Grandma.”