Jeanne Cuquet

October 7, 1947 - May 28, 2024

Jeanne Cuquet Northington, 76, of Florence, passed away from sepsis on May 28, 2024.  Funeral arrangements shall be held private. Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family.

She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 7, 1947.  She was the valedictorian of her class at Ecole Classique, where she ran track and played volleyball. She majored in English at Newcomb College (Tulane University), where she graduated with honors in English in three years. She was presented at the Hermes Ball. She taught eighth grade English at McMain Junior High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She married her college sweetheart and was a devoted mother to her two daughters.

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at age 28, she overcame great adversity. She was an inspiration to many because of the grace and courage with which she battled her long-term illness. She remained grateful in challenging circumstances and was eternally optimistic. She was non-judgmental and exuded patience. She was a great example of a mother. She shared her optimism and kind spirit with her family and friends.

She was a very empathetic person with a gentle soul. She was a great listener.  She used these gifts after she earned her Master of Arts degree in counseling from the University of North Alabama and became a licensed professional counselor and life coach.  In her practice, she focused on self-empowerment, grief processing, changing negative beliefs, and family relationships. She was a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International.

She was involved in charity work as a military spouse.  She was the President of the Women’s Medical Auxiliary for William Beaumont Army Medical Center. She was a member of the Florence Study Club. She enjoyed gardening and playing bridge with her beloved bridge groups.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.  She was a wonderful grandmother of her three precious grandsons.  She was generous with her time and her listening skills.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Fernando James Cuquet, Jr. and Marjorie Marian McQuade Cuquet, and her nephew, Ashton Felchlin.

She is survived by her beloved husband, James Wright Northington, M.D., daughters Anna Northington Hutcheson (Mike), Marian Elizabeth Northington, M.D. (Andy Duckett, D.M.D.), three grandsons, James Michael Hutcheson, William “Will” Northington Hutcheson, and William Bradford Barnes; sisters Mary Cuquet Felchlin and Marguerite Cuquet (Marty Fall); nieces Eleanor Felchlin and Devin Berrigan; nephews James Berrigan and Joseph Berrigan.

May light perpetual shine upon her.

No services listed.

14 Comments on “Jeanne Cuquet Northington”

  1. A beautiful tribute to a life beautifully lived. My deepest condolences to the family and my prayers for peace and comfort.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady! Praying for the family during this difficult time.

  3. I have never had a sweeter, more beautiful friend! My love and condolences to the family! Jeanne was an amazing lady and I am so thankful she was my friend! Love and Prayers!
    Carolyn Kelley

  4. I cant express the shock and heartbreak I am feeling now after reading of Jeannes passing. She was supposed to be with us forever. I loved her so much and what an inspiration she’s been to me and everyone who ever had the honor to be with her. GOD is one lucky guy to have her with him. My love to you Jim, Anna and Marian. Whenever anyone has a minute. I’d love to speak to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bettsee. 336 719 6853.

  5. A wonderful women and a great example of being a caring person. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family and friends. She was a special friend to me and I will miss her very much.

  6. Margaret told me of your wife’s passing, so sorry to hear it. Wishing you all the best. Never pass your office that I don’t think of how well you treated Charlotte and me.

  7. Such a well lived life.I met jeanne several years ago and always enjoyed our conversations
    I know she will live on in your hearts

  8. Jeanne was a spiritual giant in my eyes. I knew her from Unity of Birmingham & attended classes with her. I’ll miss her. Love & Peace to the family.
    Brendan Price

  9. Jeanne was a wonderful friend and spiritual counselor. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family.
    Hazel Ray

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