unnamed Georgia family

The Religious Affiliation of
unnamed Georgia family

Religion: Christian (denomination unknown) CBR Scale: D

Name: unnamed Georgia family

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group  

Publisher(s): Image

First Appearance: The Walking Dead #2 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 2"

Creators: Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore

Number of Appearances: 2

   Comic Book Appearances: 1

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Enemy of: zombies

Type of Organization/Group: farmer

Location: Georgia, USA

Race: white

Note: devout; committed suicide when zombie outbreak began

A devoutly religious family consisting of a husband, wife, and two children (who appear to be between 10 and 16 years old) lived in a farmhouse in Georgia, not far from the Tennessee-Georgia border. When a zombie outbreak occurred, they became infected and started to turn into zombies. Rather than allow themselves to continue an existence as horrific undead zombies, they gathered together, read their Bibles together for one last time, and committed suicide.

In the opening pages of The Walking Dead #2, Rick Grimes is driving from his native Cynthiana, Kentucky en route to Atlanta, Georgia, where he hopes to find his family. Soon after passing the Tennessee-Georgia, border, the police car he is driving runs out of gas. He can't find a working gas pump. He walks from the freeway to a farmhouse he sees from the road. He knocks on the door, but there is no answer. He enters the home, stating: "I'm not here to hurt or rob you.. I just need some gasoline."

Once inside the house, Rick enters the family room. He is shocked and horrified at what he sees. The family is shown in only one panel, in the bottom panel (panel 7) on page 4. This panel tells a fairly complete story which serves to further illustrate the terrible events which took place while Rick was unconscious in a hospital. Rick sees the nicely dressed family of four. All of their faces clearly show they have changed into zombies. The mother and two children lie on the floor, each with a gunshot in their forehead. The younger child holds a teddy bear in one hand. The father sits in a easy chair, a handgun still in his hand, his head back after having shot himself in the head.

Each member of the family holds a Bible. A large Christian cross hangs prominently on the wall next to where the father sits. Flies fly around and land on the bodies.

Rick runs from the scene and throws up.

Number of group members listed below: 2

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unnamed Georgia family unnamed Georgia family supporting character group
CBR Scale: D Christian (denomination unknown)
[devout; committed suicide when zombie outbreak began] Image 2
unnamed horse unnamed horse supporting character
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[ridden by Rick Grimes into Atlanta]
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BELOW: Rick sees a deeply religious family (with Bibles) who committed suicide rather than be reanimated as mindless zombies.

Rick sees a deeply religious family (with Bibles) who committed suicide rather than be reanimated as mindless zombies.

Source: The Walking Dead #2 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 2", pg. 4, panel 7. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: cross; suicide; Bible; family; Rick Grimes; unnamed Georgia family

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
The Walking Dead #2 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 2" (1-panel cameo)