Gloria M. Spencer, 83, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Mrs. Spencer was born and raised in New Orleans, La. She was a member of First SDA Church, and was formerly employed at Chattanooga City Schools having been a secretary at Ridgedale Elementary and Lookout Valley Middle and High Schools.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Spencer.Surviving are her son, David (Linda) Spencer; daughter, Lynnette (Mark) Smyth; grandchildren, Marc Spencer, Rebecca Loveday and Tina Leon; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, George and Susan Miller.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the funeral home.Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens South, Rossville, Ga.Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association (211 Center Park Dr, Suite 3010, Knoxville, TN 37922) or Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (PO Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629).Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.