|First Appearance||The Fresh Prince Project|
|Last Appearance||There's A Rub (Part Two)|
Viola "Vy" Smith-Wilkes is Will's mother and the oldest of the Smith sisters. She was married to Lou Smith but he left her and Will when Will was five years old, forcing her to raise her only child in poverty. She is the one who had sent Will to live in Bel-Air with his aunt and uncle to avoid the dangers of ghetto life in their West Philadelphia neighborhood. She later married Fred Wilkes, the father of Will's girlfriend (soon turned ex-fiance turned stepsister) during the Season 5 finale of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air".