Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Aida Planchard Saacks

August 6, 1938January 11, 2020

Aida Planchard Saacks, age 81, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Covington, Louisiana. She is survived by her husband of nearly 64 years, Merlin J. Saacks, Sr.; her daughters, Linda Saacks Ragusa (Danny) and Cynthia Saacks Allen (Fred); her son, Merlin Saacks, Jr. (Sue); grandchildren, Tiffany Martin, Lindsay Ragusa, Kaitlin Saacks Trahan and Michael Saacks; great-grandchildren, Luke Martin and Aiden Trahan; and her first cousin, J.D. Nix.

A New Orleans native, Aida was born on August 6, 1938 to the late Joseph and Lillian Heck Planchard. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Regina Norman and her brother, Clifton Planchard. She was a 1956 graduate of Nicholls High School. Aida was a devout catholic and parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Folsom where she also served on the Altar Society and volunteered for the preparation of the St. Joseph Altar. She was also a Girl Scout leader in the late 60’s. Above all, Aida was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will deeply be missed by all who’s lives she touched.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, in New Orleans, on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following day, Friday, January 17, 2020 in the Chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with a brief visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass at Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Aida’s memory to the Salvation Army, give.salvationarmyusa.org/give.

The family invites you to share your condolences online at lakelawnmetairie.com.


17 January


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

New Orleans, Louisiana

17 January

Funeral Mass

10:00 am

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home


New Orleans, Louisiana


  • Evening Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020


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Steve Duplantis

January 15, 2020

May God bless and keep you all during this difficult time.

As a long time friend to her daughter Cindy, Mrs. Saacks was always so kind to me. She always made me feel like family each time I saw her. Heaven has definitely gained another angel.