Character Breakdown- THIS FAMILY SHO! IS! CRAZY! BY: Kemba M.
WILLAMAE (Main)- The oldest sister of David Gist. African American
Woman Mid 60’s to early 70’s. The family’s brain and her mother’s
voice of reason. She’s very compassionate when it comes to others and
believes in the right thing to do when it comes to her family. She is
a peacemaker. She is the gel that keeps the family together. She’s a
live at home daughter and loves her mother.
MOTHER (Main)- The matriarch of the family. African American Woman
early to mid 90's. The biggest voice of her family's issues. Witty and
sarcastic she is. Holds nothing back. You know the saying what ever
comes up! Comes out! That's her. She believes in keeping GOD the
captain of the ship. And wants her family to all get along before the
“ Good Lord” calls her home to glory.
HARVEY-(Main)- The brother of David Gist. African American Male mid
50’s to late 50’s. The mommas boy who hates it when certain family
members come over his mother’s house. He sees just about everyone as a
free loader. Always has something sarcastic to say. Displays a lot of
his militant deceased fathers characteristic traits. And doesn’t care
whos feelings he hurts.
JOSEPHINE- The Wife of HARVEY. African American Woman mid 50’s to
late 50’s. She is very clingy to Harvey and very intimidated by the
matriarch “MOTHER”. Witty and ditsy. She tries her best to fit into
the family without getting her feelings hurt by some.
UNCLE JUNIOR- (Main) The brother of David Gist. African American male
early to mid 60's. An ex marine who is no nonsense when it comes to
anyone disrespecting each other and his mother. He has a different
outlook on life. He loves his oldest sister “WILLAMAE”. They are
close. UNCLE JUNIOR is funny. And he is his mothers favorite son.
TRACHELLE- The younger wife of “UNCLE JUNIOR”. African American woman
early to mid 40's. She is very sweet. Gives her husband the space he
needs. A genuine person. And always lends a helping hand. “MOTHERS”
favorite new daughter in law who has the approval of being a GIST, and
has won the heart of the entire family.
TONY- The neice of David Gist. African American woman mid to
late 40's. She is a funny person. Who struggles with a drug
addiction. Always makes her way to families houses for a good
soul food dinner empty handed. She appears to be a little ghetto
but she has the smarts of an attorney general. Landed a
government job right out of high school. That all changed when
she chose to go down the wrong road of life choosing it for the
pleasure of drug abuse. She does mainly everything with her bae
BERNARD- The husband of “TONY”. African American male mid to late
40's. He is a funny person. He loves to brag about the finest
clothes he has and places he never have been. For the most part
follows the lead of his wife “TONY”. I can say he does brings a
little something when theirs a family event. That's one can of
beer for himself. “TONY” keeps him in check at all times. And
mother is crazy about him for the sake of his card game playing
grandmother “ Miss Willie” and she's an eastern star sister of
SHIRLEY- Family friend of the Gist family. African American Woman Mid
60’s to early 70’s. Loud and funny she is. Never can keep a man. And
loves to freeload where there is food and booze.
JAWANNA- (Main) The niece of David Gist. African American woman mid
20’s to early 30’s. Jawanna has a ratchet and witty personality. She’s
a mother of five children all have different fathers. Her mother
passed away a few years back from a terminal illness. With that life
event it has made her bitter towards life.
WALKER- Neighbor of The Gist family, who has no problem flaunting his
identity. African American Male early 50’s to mid 50’s. Flamboyant,
Witty, and dramatic.
PANAMA JOE- The ex husband of Willamae Gist. Brother in-law of David
Gist. African American Male mid 60’s to early 70’s. With an island
RODALE- (Main) The oldest niece of David Gist. The oldest daughter of
Willamae Gist. She is her mothers first voice of reason. Has her
mothers best interest at heart. Intelligent and her mother “Willamae”
calls on her for most of her business affairs. Occassionally rivals
with her middle sister who has a jealous spirit.
VERONICA (Main)- The niece of David Gist. The middle daughter of
Willamae. She is the daughter who wants to be in control of her
mothers life. “The drama Queen”. She's very bossy. An instigator and
displays a jealous spirit towards her oldest sister “RODALE”.She
thinks everyone in the family is always against her.
JACQUELINE- The niece of David Gist. The youngest daughter of Willamae
Gist. She is the daughter who nurtures her mother the most. Most of
the time her voice isn't heard, because her bossy sister “VERONICA”
interferes with anything she suggest when it comes to their mother.
She has a calm side.