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Gainesville - Mr. Eric J. Gillum, age 39, passed away May 30, 2014, at Shands Hospital, UF. Mr. Gillum attended Faith Baptist Church, and was a graduate of Gainesville High School, class of 1994.

He is survived by his children, Eric Gillum, Jr., Kyle Gillum, both of Phoenix City, AL, Jaylen Gillum, Fort Sills, OK, Micah Gillum, Gainesville, FL; parents, Charles Gillum, Jacksonville, FL, Frances Gillum, Valdosta, GA; siblings, Patrick Gillum (Marjorie), Tifton, GA, Charles Gillum, Jr. (Earlisha), Jacksonville, FL, Terrance Gillum, Los Angeles, CA, Andrew Gillum (R.Jai), Tallahassee, FL, Marcus Gillum, Chicago, IL, Monique Gillum, Montgomery, AL.

Funeral Services for Mr. Gillum will be held 11:00am, Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Gateway to Heaven Christian Church, 7700 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL, Rev. Carlton Jones, Pastor, Rev. Walter Johnson, Pastor, Officiating; a private burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Chestnut Funeral Home, Inc., 18 N.W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida.

Mr. Gillum will repose in the Chestnut Memorial Chapel on Friday, June 6, 2014 from 2:00 until 4:00pm, and on Saturday at the Church from 10:00am until the hour of service. A wake service will be held Friday, 5:00-7:00pm at Faith Baptist Church. Family and friends are asked to meet on Saturday at the home of his brother, Charles Gillum, 5761 Birds Nest Lane, Jacksonville, FL, at 10:15am to form the cortege.


Published in Gainesville Sun from June 5 to June 6, 2014
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Chestnut Funeral Home Inc
18 N.W. 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601
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