Dominick Signa Obituary, Death – Last morning, John Doe Jr. transformed into an angel. We will miss him dearly, but he is now with the Lord! Doe Signa, Jr. 1952–2023. On Monday, April 3, 2023, at noon, Dominick “Doe” Signa, Jr.’s funeral will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville. Doe passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2023, surrounded by his devoted family.
after long-term diabetes complications. Boone Funeral Home will direct burials at Greenville Cemetery. On December 12, 1952, Mamie and Dominick Signa, Sr. of Greenville gave birth to Doe. The senior class of St. Joseph High School dubbed him “Mr. SJHS” Doe graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College in 1973. Doe graduated from Delta State University in 1975. Doe excelled in baseball and football at both MDCC and Delta State. Doe married his neighbor and childhood sweetheart, Barbara “Sug” Morris, in 1977.
Their children and grandchildren celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary and Doe’s 70th birthday at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Greenville adored Doe. He and his brother Charles founded Doe’s Eat Place, a world-famous steakhouse. The restaurant earned numerous awards, including the 2007 James Beard Award, which was presented by New York City’s Lincoln Center.
In 2009, Doe and Charles were awarded the city’s key for the restaurant’s numerous magazine, newspaper, and television appearances.
Being a member of the Catfish Point, Archer Island, and Ashbrook Island Hunting Clubs, John Doe delighted in innumerable tales and five-star feasts. Doe was well-known for his honest affection for his family and friends, as well as for his witty wit and warm grin.
Family members fondly recall Doe’s Saturday excursions to Greenville, where he offered food, cash, and kind words to friends and the
needy. 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 cherished, Julianne Rose Keeton, James Bryant, Will Bryant, Daniel Signa, and Warren Signa. Doe was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and he now enjoys painless meals in heaven. The family’s preferred memorial is at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with services beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, followed by a visitation.