We haven’t heard from her in a while, but who could forget the outspoken character known as Frankie a.k.a Keyshia Cole’s mother. We were first introduced to Frankie on “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is” and witnessed Frankie, Keyshia and Keyshia’s sister, Neffie, attempt to rekindle their broken relationship on television. Frankie was very vocal about her drug addiction on the show, her willingness to get help and most importantly, her desire to start a new life with her daughters. Although we saw a lot of ups and downs between Frankie and Keyshia, including a period when the two stopped speaking to each other, it was obvious that Frankie was extremely proud to be Keyshia Cole’s mother. When she wasn’t coining the phrase, “man down”, and making us laugh every week while we watched her reality show, she was trying her hand at being mother, grandmother and friend to her daughter’s, her grandchildren and anyone’s life she touched.