Check out this clip from the Smallville episode "Abandoned." In the two-minute video, Lois remembers her mother as Clark picks up a memorable item from her past.
Smallville explores the pasts of Lois and Tess on this episode. As you can see in the preview, Teri Hatcher actually shows up as Ella Lane.

Smallville Season 10 Episode 8 Quotes

The thing about being a parent, it doesn't end. Not with age, not with death. I will always be your mother, Lois. And I will always love you.

Lois' Mother

This might come as a surprise to you Clark, but I've never really identified with any saints.