Vanessa Mathis is the wife of Chet Mathis and mother of Stephanie Mathis. She lives in the alley behind the McGinnis house, and hates the McGinnises with a passion. Vanessa very involved in the church, and bakes lemon squares for the church bake sale.
Vanessa has a strained relationship with her husband Chet. She bemoans his failure as an inventor and as a man. In Episode 2, she confessed to her priest, Reverend Saunders, that she wanted to leave her husband. However, she has doubts about how she can support herself, and has mentioned potentially becoming a prostitute.
Vanessa disapproves of her daughter Stephanie's relationship with Tommy McGinnis.
Episode 1 - "Taco Tuesday"
Episode 2 - "Oh Lord, Look Upon Us And Be Merciful"
Played By Edit
Suzanne Hitchman - Ep. 1, 2