Camille Winbush as Vanessa "Nessa" Thomkins

The Bernie Mac Show | 07/31/2013 | 11:41 AM EDT

The oldest of the three, Vanessa (affectionatley called "Nessa" for short) was constantly at odds with her uncle and aunt, but would always find herself loving them no matter what. Despite coming from a broken home, Bernie and Wanda managed to provide all of the necessary things that a burgeoning teenager needs to in order to succeed.

The oldest of the three, Vanessa (affectionatley called "Nessa" for short) was constantly at odds with her uncle and aunt, but would always find herself loving them no matter what. Despite coming from a broken home, Bernie and Wanda managed to provide all of the necessary things that a burgeoning teenager needs to in order to succeed.

 (Photo: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

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