Memorial services for Mrs. Julia Banks Ready were held Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. from Highland Baptist Church in Meridian.

The Rev. Carl White officiated. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ready, 79, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her residence in Meridian where she has lived since 1956.

She was a bookkeeper and office manager for Ready and Associates for 20 years as a business partner. She was a member of University of Mississippi Chapter of Tri Delta Sorority. Mrs. Ready was a founding member of the Symphony League and helped organize the first Meridian Symphony Orchestra. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Banks and Louise Vaughn Banks.

Survivors are her husband, William E. Ready; daughter, Dean R. Harris; son, Bill Ready Jr. and George B. Ready; sister, Betty Guess; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.