Emma Leroy is Brent's mother, and the brains and muscle of the family. An intimidating personality, she constantly knits and loves to play bingo. She and Oscar squabble frequently and she usually ends up having to deal with the fallout from his actions. Though he embarrasses and annoys her, she truly loves him. She finds it hard to let go of Brent, and reacts badly when someone else appears to replace her in some aspect of his life. She's portrayed by Janet Wright.