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  Jessie Anderson
Gender Female
Hair Black
Age Late 20's to early 30's
Occupation Unknown
Family Peter Anderson - Former Husband (Deceased)
Ron Anderson - Son (Deceased)
Rick Grimes - Former Boyfriend
First Appearance Issue 72
Last Appearance Issue 83 (Alive)
Issue 85 (Zombified)
Death Issue Issue 83
Cause of Death Killed by zombies. (Alive)
Shot by Abraham. (Zombified)
Status Dead
Series lifespan #72 to #83, #85 (Zombified)
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Abraham and Zombie Jessie
Jessie is devoured by zombies and later shot by Abraham Ford.
Jessie Anderson Gallery
"Why do you do it? Help people... you could have just left Pete and I alone, but you stuck your nose in... you didn't have to do it, and it wasn't easy, but you did it anyway."
—Jessie to Rick.[src]

Jessie Anderson is a character first encountered in Issue 72 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and is a resident living in the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Jessie is the mother of Ron Anderson and the abused wife of Peter Anderson.


Location Unknown

Little is known about Jessie's life before or as the outbreak began, except that she was married to Pete Anderson and had a son named Ron Anderson. She likely lived in or near Alexandria before the outbreak started.


Life Among Them

Jessie is first seen at the dinner party along with Pete and Ron. She is quiet and seems to be depressed over something, but doesn't let anyone on to the true nature of her husband.

Too Far Gone

Jessie is hesitant to talk to anybody about her marital troubles until Rick confronts her in private and she admits that Pete has been physically abusive, but still stands by him. After a series of events that begins with Rick confronting Pete, and ultimately ends with Pete being executed, Jessie grieves but also admits to being relieved at Pete's death.

Afterward, Jessie expresses gratitude to Rick and later becomes more interested in him, eventually leading to Jessie wanting to make romantic advances on him, which is in turn returned by Rick.

No Way Out

Jessie is seen hiding in Issue 81 to Issue 83 in Rick's house along with Rick himself, Ron, Carl, Michonne, Morgan, Denise, Maggie, and Sophia. Rick decides they have to cover themselves with zombie guts in order to hide their scent from the zombie herd. They eventually leave the safety of the house, running through the undead ranks outside undetected. 


Killed By

The plan fails, and she and Ron get attacked and killed by zombies. Before her death, she wasn't able to let go of Carl's hand, and Rick, who tells her that he's sorry, hacks her hand off to save his son's life, and Jessie gets completely devoured by zombies. In Issue 85, Jessie's remains have reanimated into a zombie. Not wanting Rick to see her like that, Abraham puts her down.


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Peter Anderson

Although Pete beat her, she seemed to still love him, even after his death.

Ron Anderson

Jessie loved her son, and wasn't able to let go of his hand when he was bitten.

Rick Grimes

After Pete's death, Jessie finds comfort in Rick, who makes sure she and her son Ron are looked after. Grateful for his continued support, Jessie kisses Rick, leading to the pair's romantic involvement. Their relationship was brief, because while trying to outrun zombies in Alexandria Safe-Zone, Jessie becomes swarmed. In fear, she refuses to let go of Carl's hand. To save Carl from being eaten (as Ron was), Rick cuts off Jessie's hand and the zombies attack and kill her.

In later issues, Rick confesses that he cared for Jessie and was deeply pained to lose her.



  • Rick approaches Jessie for the first time in Issue 75 while investigating the family because he senses something is "weird" about Pete.[1] However, she is first seen at the dinner party in Issue 72.


  1. Issue 75, page 6-7, 12.
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