Linda Iler-Dick

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May 2, 1942 ~ May 9, 2024

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Linda Iler-Dick, formerly Linda Hodnett, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2024. A lifelong resident of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Linda resided in her cherished home for 64 years and was deeply rooted in her community.

Linda dedicated over 22 years of her life to serving the students and staff of Gwinnett County Public Schools before finding joy in working alongside her daughter at Workplace Health Services for an additional 5 years. She retired from her career after meeting her second husband, Robert, with whom she shared many happy years.

A faithful member of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church, Graystone Church and more recently Bethlehem Church, Linda found solace and strength in her faith. She was a proud resident of Lawrenceville, raised on the same road where she and her first husband, J.R. Iler, built their home and started their family on land gifted by her grandparents from the Wages estate. Linda refused to be driven out by progress on her road, embodying resilience and determination to live out her life there.

Linda was the epitome of a devoted mother, attending countless sports events, coaching many championship softball teams, cheerleading practices, competitions, beauty pageants, and horseback riding with her three daughters. Her unwavering love and support knew no bounds, extending to her grandchildren and great-grandson, whom she adored with all her heart.

A fearless truth-teller, Linda’s presence was a constant source of joy and comfort to her family. As the matriarch, she held her family together with love, wisdom, and strength. She and both of her late husbands will be remembered as extremely generous in many ways.

Linda was preceded in death by her first husband of over 37 years, J.R. Iler, her second husband of over 17 years, Robert Dick, parents, Annie Lois Wages-Hodnett and Albert “AB” Hodnett, her step-mother Alicia Hodnett, and her sister, Patricia Ann Swikard.

She is survived by her daughters, Belynda Anne Johnson of Lawrenceville, GA, Janice Alicia Neese of Lawrenceville, GA, and Wanda Lynn Johnson and her beloved husband Randy Johnson of Lawrenceville, GA, along with her brother, Bobby “B.G.” Hodnett of Gainesville, GA, and her cherished grandchildren Rachael DeAnne Johnson of Lawrenceville, GA, Robert Christopher Matt of Jefferson, GA, Brittany Raye Neese of Lawrenceville, GA, and Austin Lee Neese of Buford, GA. She leaves behind her beloved great-grandchild, Zander Kyle Matt, Jefferson, GA.

A funeral service to honor Linda’s life will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, May 17, 2024, at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Following the service, Linda will be laid to rest at Gwinnett Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bethlehem Church in Bethlehem, Georgia, for the new campus worship center and music department , or to a favorite animal rescue/shelter, reflecting Linda’s passion for helping animals in need. Linda leaves behind her cherished pets she saved, including her 17-year-old black Persian cat, Dude, and her loyal German Shepherd, Bear.

Linda’s legacy of love, resilience, and compassion will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends, and community.


Visitation: May 17, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: May 17, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Interment: May 17, 2024 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageMy deepest sympathy to the family. Ms. Linda was a sweet lady. She was a strong person. She always proudly talked about her family and pets. Rest in peace sweet lady.

  2. CandleImageLinda was a genuine, sweet and adorable lady. Her presence lit up the room when she came in and I will always remember her fondly. May she Rest in Peace. ♥

  3. CandleImageWanda and the rest of the Iler family. Randy and I are praying for you during this difficult time. May God grant you peace and comfort in the following days.

  4. I have had the honor of meeting and getting to know Mrs. Linda and Mr. Robert personally for about 15 years.
    I must say they were the most wonderful humans I have ever met. I will never forget their kindness and the way they treated me for years. They thought very highly of me, and I thought very highly of them.
    I enjoy long talks with them about any topic. They make me feel like I am one of their family members.
    Ann is the sweetest, too.
    It is just such good people all around it.
    They will be deeply missed

  5. I have known Linda almost since I first moved to Lawrenceville, a long time ago, when she was married to JR. I’m no longer there, and she, along with Wanda and Randy, are some of the the things I miss most about Georgia. Linda was a very special lady. I will miss her random “I love you” texts. I was so sad that I wasn’t able to make it to Robert’s funeral, as I had feared, it would have been the last time I saw her. They were both some of the nicest citizens I had the honor of protecting and serving, and will be missed by not just me, but so many others.

    Linda is now resting in the arms of our Lord, and is reunited with so many others that went before her. She is gone, but will not be forgotten. I love you too, Miss Linda!

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