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Linda Irene Hotard

May 8, 1952 — May 14, 2024

New Iberia

Linda Irene Hotard

New Iberia – Funeral services will be held at Pellerin Funeral Home at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 19, 2024, for Linda Irene Hotard, 72, who passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Belle Teche Nursing Home. 

Rev. Bert Carter will officiate. 

Interment will follow at Beau Pre Cemetery in Jeanerette. 

Visitation will be at Pellerin Funeral Home on Sunday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. 

Linda Irene Hotard was born on May 8, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Elias Hamilton Poole and Lena Irene Newell Poole. A resident of Louisiana for about 40 years, Linda will always be remembered for her unwavering love and dedication to her family. As a pastor’s wife, she found joy in serving her church community as a Sunday School teacher and as song leader and piano player for many years. Her faith was the cornerstone of her life, and she shared it with everyone she met.
 
One of Linda’s greatest joys was fulfilling her lifelong dream of motherhood. She raised eight boys with love, patience, and strength, molding them into successful men who carry on her legacy every day. Her nurturing spirit and wisdom will forever remain in their hearts. 
 
Linda also had a passion for sewing, gardening, playing the piano, and watching hummingbirds feed. These hobbies brought her peace and allowed her creativity to flourish. She touched the lives of many with her kindness, grace, and compassion. She leaves behind a legacy of love that will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Mrs. Hotard is survived by eight sons, Kennith Robert Hotard Jr. (Tammy), Mark Thomas Hotard (Jennifer), Scott Thomas Hotard, Chris Darren Hotard, Danny Joe Hotard (Christine), Allen Hamilton Hotard (Tara), Eric Robert Hotard (Jessica), and Michael Raymond Hotard; siblings, Donald Poole, Barbara Bullock, Bernard Poole, Dale Poole, and Bill Poole; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rev. Kennith Robert Hotard Sr.; great-grandson, Samuel Bourque; and siblings, Louise Smeal, Charlie Poole, Richard Poole, Marie Musgrave, Geraldine Lamb, Wendell Poole, and Joyce Hayslip.

Pallbearers will be her sons, Kennith, Mark, Scott, Chris, Danny, Allen, Eric and Michael Hotard. 
 
Linda's memory will forever be cherished. May she rest in peace. 

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331). 

 

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Visitation

Sunday, May 19, 2024

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Funeral Service

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - New Iberia

502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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Burial

Sunday, May 19, 2024

3:00 - 3:15 pm (Central time)

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