Not much is known about Melissa's life prior to the outbreak except that she lived on Catrina Island, California, with her family and worked as a social worker.
- Willa Geary (Infected)
After dying from cyanide pills, Melissa holds onto her daughter, eventually Willa reanimates and bites a chunk from her neck.
- Seth Geary (Zombified)
After reanimating, she goes out to the dock and while the group leaves, Seth shoots her in the head.
- The casting call for this character used the name Mary Russell.
- Melissa is the first character to be bitten and killed on-screen by their zombified child in Fear The Walking Dead.