Sister, Jackie Turpin was a devoted member of our church and tried to present her family to God in church and prayer as often as possible. Even after having her fleshly body fail her and the doctors give up on her, God wasn't through with her.
We know God works in mysterious ways as in Luke 2:36-38 of the King James Version (KJV) bible that shows where similarities to sister, Jackie can be found.
"36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem."
We will never truly know in this life all the reasons why God chose to extend sister, Jackie's life as long as he did, but we surely know from the smile in this photo that the baptism of her son, Carl was one reason.