Ellis L. “Macky” McAninch III


Ellis L. “Macky” McAninch III, 32, of Callahan passed away Jan. 30, 2020.

Macky was born in Jacksonville on Oct. 15, 1987 to Ellis and Charlotte Clark McAninch. Macky was an outstanding athlete who loved football, baseball, weightlifting, fishing and race cars (drag racing). He also loved cooking and reading the Bible. Macky was a diehard Seminole fan. Go Noles! One of his fondest memories was being in attendance for the 2010 Gator Bowl (Bobby Bowden’s last game).  Macky also loved the Jaguars.

Macky was also a one-in-a-lifetime family member and friend, always willing to do anything for his family members or loved ones. His passion and hyperness for anything he ever did or attempted to do was unmatched.

 In addition to his grandparents, Macky was predeceased by his mother, Charlotte McAninch; three uncles, Mark J. McAninch, Sr., Maurice R. Higginbotham and James Jack Clark, Jr., as well as cousins Jonathon Clark and Mason Clark.

Survivors include two daughters, Ellysiah McAninch and Aaliyah McAninch; a son, Isiah McAninch; father Ellis L. McAninch, Jr.; sister, Amanda McAninch; brother, Mark McAninch, Jr.; nieces, Arielle McAninch and Taylie McAninch and nephew, Brantley Kingston McAninch; aunts, uncles and numerous other cousins.

Macky was very charismatic. He left a positive, lasting impression on anybody he ever met. His life touched the lives of many.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Callahan First Baptist Church with funeral services also at First Baptist today, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at 11 a.m.