Elida (Dolli) Tamplet On June 26th, 2021 Elida G. Tamplet (Dolli) received a summons from the Lord and left this mortal coil peacefully with her husband, son and her "soul sister", Paula Westphal by her side. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas and growing up in all areas from Corpus Christi, TX to Warwick, Rhode Island, Dolli was a beautiful, highly-spirited and loving woman and the epitome of family, fun and frolic with a fervor to provide for others without the want of any compensation or attention to herself. She was a giving and extremely thoughtful soul and practiced these wonderful traits on a daily basis. Dolli served as the family protector and stood up to any perpetrator that presumed to threaten any family member or friend within her inner circle. She was a spitfire and despite her small stature, would face up and heal even the tallest giant. Dolli was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, sister aunt and daughter. She is preceded in death by her father, Walter H. Tamplet, Jr. and survived by her husband, Richard B. Jones, III, her son Steven Thomas Edmunds, Jr. (Amanda), step-son Tyler Jones, her brother Bob Tamplet (Donna), her wonderful and loving mother, Melida Diaz Tamplet as well as scores of cousins, nieces and nephews on both the Tamplet and Diaz families disbursed throughout Texas, Louisiana and Virginia. Most notable in Dolli's life, the center of her existence and the crown jewel of her achievements are her two grandchildren, Steven T. (Sonny) Edmunds, III and Melody R. Edmunds, both of whom claimed Dolli's total heart and soul. Dolli will be greatly missed and we will all feel the void of her departure. However, we are comforted knowing that Heaven gained a beautiful, new angel and will continue to provide us wonderful memories until that day we are all called up by our Lord to meet up with her again.
Published by Alice Echo News-Journal from Jul. 8 to Jul. 14, 2021.