Kinston Office

Our Team

Donald Kennedy




Insurance Agent Donald Kennedy was born in Kinston North Carolina and is a graduate of both East Duplin High School and Lenoir Community College. Donald started with Nationwide Insurance in April 1986 and joined Eastern Carolina Insurance at the start. He is married to Glenda and together they have two children – Michael, 38, and Carter, 19 – and two grandkids. The couple lives in Pink Hill where he has lived his entire life. When not working Donald enjoys golf, fishing, and going to the oceanfront.

Delores Padgette

Office Manager



A native of Pink Hill, NC, Delores graduated from South Lenoir High School and joined the insurance world in 1987 with Interstate Insurance. In June 1989 she joined up with Donald Kennedy Insurance in Kinston, NC. She has made a career in insurance because Delores enjoys helping people and insurance allows her a platform to do so; protecting what people work hard for and being there in times of hardship. Delores is single and also a mother to two outstanding men, aged 33 and 26, respectively. She also has a grandson and a granddaughter. When not working Delores loves grilling out with friends and family, spending time with her boys and her grandkids, and fishing the beautiful Carolina waters.

Debra Waters

Account Manager



Customer Service Representative Debra Waters is a native of Kinston, NC, a graduate of Kinston High School, and a graduate of Lenoir Community College. She is a 30-year insurance veteran, forging a career that many only envy. She became a team member at Eastern Carolina Insurance’s Kinston office in November 2016 and enjoys the daily interaction with clients as she helps them protect what they have worked so hard for. She is looked on by many not just as an agent but as a friend! Debra and her husband live in Kinston and when she isn’t working she enjoy spending time with her fur babies, as well as reading and shopping.

Contact Us

Kinston Office

P: 252.523.0032

1136 Hwy 258 N.

Suite 105

Kinston, NC 28504

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Mon: 8:30am–5:00pm

Tue: 8:30am–5:00pm

Wed: 8:30am–5:00pm

Thu: 8:30am–5:00pm

Fri: 8:30am–5:00pm