Mack A. McConnell was born on Feb. 20, 1971 to the late Doris McConnell and Mack D. Irving in Baltimore. He suddenly departed this life on Dec. 9.
As a baby, Mack was given a name that symbolize his unique ways. Whenever he giggled, smiled or gave a kiss, his baby jaws would make Bubbles. Much of his child rearing was shared with Ms. Queen Robinson and her four children who nurtured him
from an early age.
"Bubbles” had such a joyful sense of humor that will live on in our memories. His
personality was so humorous that every word spoken by him made you laugh. He touched the lives of so many by his comical jokes and kind heart, his presence will be irreplaceable. During Bubbles’ youth years, he blossomed with his love to play basketball and did it passionately alongside his childhood friends at the Oliver Recreation Center. In any game, Bubbles was known for his jump shots.
He attended Baltimore City Public School System, Cold Stream Elementary, Lombard Jr. High and Walbrook Sr. High Schools. Walbrook is where his primary school memories flourished greatly on the varsity basketball team as one of the starting five.
In 1995 he met the love and lady of his life, Renee Jones; a love that could only come from Heaven above.
“Bubbles” held several positions that gave him excellent work experience. In 1998 he joined the work team of the Inner Harbor Cruises as a first mate who managed the cruise events. Bubbles worked with the cruise line for five years until furthering his career ambitions. In 2005 he started a career with Solo Cup until it closed in Oct. 2011. Bubbles sought new employment with The Under Armor Sports Corporation, a place he grew to love and in the short time the staff fell in live with his personality.
He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Marcus Gaines; one daughter, Teonna McConnell; the love of his life, Renee Jones; in-laws, Luck and Lucille Nones; six brothers, Benjamin McConnell, Kevin McCo¬nnell Sr., James Robinson, Andre Irving, Michael Brown and Walter McCauley; (two brothers, Robert L. Sum¬mers and Ricardo Irving preceded his death); four sisters, Elvera Pauley, Antoinette, Irene and Nayaree; (Three sisters, Joyce and Diane Robinson and Oberdella Irving preceded his death); four nieces, Tierra and Kierra, An¬gela and Nichole; three nephews, Kevin Jr., Benjamin Jr. and a special nephew, Devin Jones; four aunts, Ethel, Irma, Christine and Debra, who he enjoyed the most; one great-nephew, Kacin; on great-niece, Bralyn; his best friend, Charlie Hurt; and “The Hollywood Dogs;” and a host of other relatives and friends.