Barbara Reynolds was a very cruel mother who gave birth to Dee and Dennis. She dumped their birth-father Bruce Mathis for Frank, because she thought that he was wealthy. When Dee had a neck-brace, she showed no concern for her. She probably favored Dennis over Dee and even told Dee that she was ugly. She once also slept with Mac after Frank "abused" her.
In 2007, she died. In her will she left Frank and Dee with nothing and stated that Dee was a mistake (despite the fact that Dennis and Dee are twins).