Miami educator and entrepreneur Veronica Timpson dies at 64
By Dedrick D. Henry, Sr.
Co-founder, Veronica Timpson, of Timpson Limousine and Charter Bus Service in Miami died on July 15 at the age of 64. Timpson, a Miami native and educator, having taught history at Miami Jackson High School and social studies at Norland Middle School, retired after 36 years of service and then became the activities director at Miami Jackson.
Veronica and twin sister, Venita, first opted to be lawyers, but they both chose teaching instead once they reached Tuskegee University.
The Timpsons established a charter business which grew rapidly and was made available to all of Dade and Broward County and the surrounding communities and businesses in need of a charter bus or limousine. They rented to funeral homes and the buses were used for trips to Disney World, family reunions and church events.
Timpson worked both jobs as a teacher and as president of their charter business. The company grew to three buses and seven limousines, with two full-time employees and eight part-time.
Timpson was also the superintendent of Sunday School at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty City, scholarship committee chair for the Baptist Women’s Council of Greater Miami, and Vicinity and a treasurer for the Miami- Dade Council of the National Pan Hellenic Council. Timpson is survived by her twin sister, Venita, her mother, Beatrice Ferguson and her brothers Antonio and Anthony Johnson.