Funeral services for Dominick “Doe” Signa, Jr. will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, at noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville. Doe passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, March 31, 2023, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy battle with complications from diabetes. The burial will follow at Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home.
Doe was born on December 12, 1952, the son of Mamie and Dominick Signa, Sr. of Greenville. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1971, where he was a star athlete and was named “Mr. SJHS” as a senior. Doe graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College in 1973, where he was named “Mr. MDCC”. He graduated from Delta State University in 1975. A gifted athlete, Doe played baseball and football at MDCC and baseball at Delta State.
In 1977, Doe married the love of his life (and neighbor), Barbara “Sug” Morris. The couple recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary and Doe’s 70th birthday at a gathering in Pigeon Forge, TN with all their children and grandchildren.
Doe was one of Greenville’s most beloved and treasured citizens. He and his brother Charles operated the family business, the internationally acclaimed steakhouse, Doe’s Eat Place. The restaurant earned many awards over the years, including a prestigious James Beard Award in 2007. This award was awarded at the Lincoln Center in New York City. After a video depicting the restaurant’s steaks, Doe quipped during his acceptance speech, “Yes, we are a cardiologist’s dream.” Other awards include ‘Greenville Honors Its Own’ in 2009, where Doe and Charles were presented the key to the city. The restaurant has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and television shows over the years and is a symbol of pride for the family and the entire city.
Doe was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed a lifetime of fellowship with friends and family in all the woods and lakes of the Mississippi Delta. He treasured his years as a member of the Catfish Point, Archer Island, and Ashbrook Island Hunting Clubs, where he was a part of many stories, and of course, five‐star meals.
Doe was known by all for his kind and gentle nature, and his unpretentious love for family and friends. His quick wit and caring smile will endure in the hearts of all who knew him.
Without seeking credit, he was known for his generosity, whether delivering “hots” and vegetables to friends, providing world class meals at various hunting camps, purchasing untold hams at the Parish Fair (only to be given to the needy). Family members fondly remember regular Saturday rides through Greenville with Doe as the tour guide, the purpose of which was to deliver various gifts of food, cash, or simply kind words to friends or those in need.
Proceeding Doe in death were his parents, Mamie and Doe, Sr., and his brother, Carmel. Doe leaves behind his wife, Sug; his brother, Charles; sister, Martha; daughter, Kira Burns and her husband Mike; son, Doe III and his wife Becky; daughter, Mary Katherine Ellis and her husband Gerry; and seven grandchildren he adored, Julianne Rose Keeton, James Bryant, Will Bryant, Daniel Signa, Warren Signa, Ryan Ellis, and Reid Ellis. Importantly, he leaves behind numerous friends whom he treated as extended family.
Doe was a lifelong devoted member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and spent a lifetime serving others. Today he dines at the heavenly table, free from suffering.
A visitation will be held two hours before services at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.