Remy Billups Memorial Bench
Remy Billups was a loyal two-degree SIU alumnus who loved his alma mater. From his days as a Saluki Cheerleader and team mascot in school, to serving in leadership roles for the SIU Carbondale & SIU Edwardsville Alumni Associations, Saluki Maroon was in his blood. A devoted sports fan, Remy rooted hard for his Salukis and beloved Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks & Chicago Bulls. He also held a position in merchandise sales for the latter three organizations: a role Remy truly thrived in. Most important, Remy was a beloved friend to so many. So many of us were blessed to have known Remy and call him ‘friend.’ And quite a few people would refer to him as their ‘best friend.’ His quick wit, humor and good nature made him a joy to be around.
We hope to raise the final dollars needed for the installation of a memorial bench at SIU Campus Lake in honor of Remy, a man who meant so much to so many.